Since IKE, the Truman Administration, & FDR. It was Woodrow Wilson's chief adviser, Edward Mandell House who was considered to be the founder of the CFR. Founded in 1921 in response to the establishment's not having enough muscle to influence the Senate's vote to get into the League of Nations which the Senate rejected 45-36.
Realized that they had to build their influence in both parties, the media, industry, publishing, and academia to "control the scope of the debate in the US". That's what its function is: to "control the debate" at all levels while expunging the missing alternatives or solutions and institutionalizing the conflict of interest. Its members control the mainstream debate within the "respectable" parameters to to bracket the debate toward globalist collectivist ends.
A Republic Madam, If you can keep it.
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