By Atom Bergstrom
The Great Reset started at the Harvard Kennedy School in America in 1936, and metastasized shortly after the assassination of Franklin D. Roosevelt (April 12, 1945).
Amir Taheri (“From Truman to Trump: The Rise and Fall of a Paradigm,” Asharq Al-Awsat, Oct. 12, 2012) wrote …
“The globalization paradigm was an invention of the ruling elite in the United States when faced with the challenge of creating a new world order in the aftermath of the Second World War. A handful of American statesmen, known as the ‘Egg Heads’, emerged as the architects of what became Pax Americana. They included George Marshall, Dean Acheson, Cordell Hull, Charles Bohlen, Averell Harriman, John McCloy and Robert Lovett with Presidents Franklin D Roosevelt and then Harry S. Truman in the helm.”
According to Ray Peat (Nov. 28, 2016) …
“I think any resurgence of authoritarianism in the U.S. could be dated from the 1944 Democratic Party convention, that imposed Harry Truman as vice president.”
According to American Foreign Relations …
“After the demonstrated weakness of the United Nations, which proved incapable of subordinating great-power conflicts of interest or of assuming responsibility for control of atomic technology and weapons, international idealism was supplanted in 1947 by a determined application of American power and force in every form and in virtually every forum. What was dubbed the Truman Doctrine committed American might to the containment of communism in whatever form, be it internal subversion or external aggression. However, in a larger sense, American leaders in the years following World War II redefined the idea of national security. The goal of this new postwar or Cold War policy was to establish and maintain a preponderance of American power throughout the world. This globalist approach to world affairs involved both military alliances such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and massive economic programs such as the Marshall Plan. Although sometimes collective, these commitments were predicated on U.S. military and economic power. Looking back on this period, Truman’s secretary of state, Dean Acheson, aptly described it as the ‘creation’ of modern American foreign relations.
“After World War II, Americans accommodated themselves to the possession and exercise of economic power and military force on an unprecedented scale and sought new answers to the perennial problems of power. The various forms of traditional unilateralism — nonentanglement, neutrality, isolationism — gave way to a new structure of American globalism. Most important, Americans became reconciled to the use of force to such an extent that they entered a new era of interventionism that, with the Cold War, resulted in a huge standing military establishment.”