Behold a Pale Horse - Chapter 4 "Secret Treaty of Verona" Summary & Analysis

William Cooper (novelist)
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Chapter 4 "Secret Treaty of Verona" Summary and Analysis

Chapter 4 presents extracted text from the Congressional Record—Senate, 1916. The document cited and quoted in the Congressional Record was originally printed in The American Diplomatic Code, 1778-1884. The text records a senate conversation about a secret European treaty agreed to in 1822, by Austria, France, Prussia, and Russia. The treaty resulted in the establishment of the Monroe Doctrine. Cooper concludes the chapter by arguing that the Secret Treaty of Verona demonstrates the existence of the so-called Black Nobility. That is, the European monarchical dynasties were deposed publicly but continued to actually rule behind the scenes. Through to the modern day, hereditary, but secret, kings and princes lord over Europe, using parliaments and elections as a farcical cover to mollify the public's sense of fair play.

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