Gary Allen

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Gary Allen
Frederick Gary Allen

(1936-08-02)August 2, 1936
DiedNovember 29, 1986(1986-11-29) (aged 50)
Alma materStanford University
California State University, Long Beach
OccupationAuthor, political activist
Political partyIndependent
ChildrenFour children, including Michael Allen

Frederick Gary Allen[1] (August 2, 1936 – November 29, 1986) was an American conservative writer[2] and conspiracy theorist.[3][4] Allen promoted the notion that international banking and politics control domestic decisions, taking them out of elected officials' hands.[2]


As a student, Allen majored in history at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California,[5] and studied as well at California State University in Long Beach.[6] He was a prominent member of Robert W. Welch, Jr.'s John Birch Society, of which he was a spokesman. He contributed to magazines such as Conservative Digest[7] and American Opinion magazine since 1964.[8] He also was the speech writer for George Wallace, the former governor of Alabama, during his segregationist third-party presidential bid in the 1968 U.S. presidential election against Richard M. Nixon and Hubert H. Humphrey. He was an advisor to the conservative Texas millionaire Nelson Bunker Hunt.[7]

Allen was the father of four children, including Michael Allen, a political news journalist.

Allen died in 1986 in Long Beach, California, at the age of 50 of a liver ailment.[2]


In 1971, Allen wrote with Larry Abraham a book titled None Dare Call It Conspiracy (prefaced by U.S. Representative John G. Schmitz of California's 35th congressional district and the nominee of the American Independent Party in the 1972 U.S. presidential election). It sold more than four million copies[9] during the 1972 presidential campaign opposing Nixon and U.S. Senator George S. McGovern.[10]

In this book, Allen and Abraham assert that the modern political and economic systems in most developed nations are the result of a sweeping conspiracy by the Establishment's power elite, for which he also uses the term Insiders. According to the authors, these Insiders use elements of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto to forward their socialist/communist agenda:

  1. Establish an income tax system as a means of extorting money from the common man;
  2. Establish a central bank, deceptively named so that people will think it is part of the government;
  3. Have this bank be the holder of the national debt;
  4. Run the national debt, and the interest thereon, sky high through wars (or any sort of deficit spending), starting with World War I.[11]

He quotes the Council on Foreign Relations as having stated, in its study no. 7 : "The U.S. must strive to: A. BUILD A NEW INTERNATIONAL ORDER." (Capitals in the original).[12]

Allen wrote other books about the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission, asserting that the term "New World Order" was used by a secretive elite dedicated to the destruction of all national sovereignties.[13]

Allen's last book, Say "No!" to the new world order, was published posthumously in January 1987.

Investigative reporter Chip Berlet argues that Allen's work provides an example of a synthesis of right-wing populism and conspiracism, a blend of ideas known as producerism.[14]

Selected publications[edit]



  • Communist Revolution in the Streets. American Opinion Books, 1967. ISBN 978-0882792125. 115 pages.
  • Nixon's Palace Guard. Western Islands, 1971. 210 pages.
  • Richard Nixon: The Man Behind the Mask. Western Islands, 1971. 433 pages.
  • None Dare Call It Conspiracy. Seal Beach, CA: Concord Press, 1972.
  • Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter. Seal Beach. CA: '76 Press, 1976. ISBN 0892450061. 88 pages.
  • Kissinger: The Secret Side of the Secretary of State. Seal Beach, CA: '76 Press, 1976. ISBN 978-0892450022. 139 pages.
  • The Rockefeller File. Seal Beach, CA: '76 Press, 1976. ISBN 9780892450015. 194 pages.
  • Tax Target, Washington. Seal Beach, CA: '76 Press, 1978. ISBN 978-0892450145. Introduction by Howard Jarvis. 156 pages.
  • Ted Kennedy: In Over His Head. Seal Beach, CA: '76 Press, 1981. ISBN 978-0892450206. 137 pages.
  • Say "No!" to the New World Order. Seal Beach, CA: Concord Press, 1987.



Articles by other authors

  • Brandt, Daniel. "Philanthropists at War." NameBase NewsLine, No. 15, October-December 1996.
  • Ramsay, Robin. "Tragedy and Hope". Variant, No. 10, Spring 2000.
  • "Interview with Sam Wells." Committee for Economic Freedom, December 2002.
  • Banyan, Will. "The Illusion of Elite Unity: Elite Factionalism, the ‘War on Terror’ and the New World Order (Part 1)." January 2008.
  • Wells, Sam. "Gary Allen: Setting the Record Straight.", 21 October 2013. — Written by Allen’s research and writing assistant.
  • Umpenhour, Charles Merlin. "Freedom, A Fading Illusion". (p. 289)

Books by other authors


  1. ^ Wells, Sam (December 2002). "Gary Allen: Setting the Record Straight". John Jospers.
  2. ^ a b c "Gary Allen, 50, Dies in West; Spread Conservatives' View," The New York Times. December 2, 1986.
  3. ^ Jovan Byford, Conspiracy Theories: A Critical Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2001), pp. 104 & 104.
  4. ^ Jovan Byford & Michael Billig, The emergence of antisemitic conspiracy theories in Yugoslavia during the war with NATO. Patterns of Prejudice, 35(4), 2011, 50–63. doi:10.1080/003132201128811287, at pages 54-55, 58.
  5. ^ Ronald Lora, William Henry Longton, The Conservative Press in Twentieth-Century America, Greenwood Press, 1999, p.507
  6. ^ None Dare Call It Conspiracy[permanent dead link], 1971
  7. ^ a b anonymous; "Gary Allen, 50, Dies in West; Spread Conservatives' View", Associated Press, published in The New York Times on December 2, 1986.
  8. ^ Willie Maartens, Mapping Reality A Critical Perspective on Science and Religion, iUniverse, 2006, p. 272
  9. ^ Wallis W. Woods, Introduction to 1990 edition by Buccaneer Books
  10. ^ Gary Allen, with Larry H. Abraham and Introduction by Congressman John G. Schmitz. None Dare Call It Conspiracy. GSG & Associates Publishers.
  11. ^ Michael Billig and Jovan Byford, "The emergence of antisemitic conspiracy theories in Yugoslavia during the war with NATO", Patterns of Prejudice, October 2001
  12. ^ Council on Foreign Relations (November 25, 1959), Study NO. 7, CFR, Office of the Federal Register – National Archives and Records Administration, archived from the original on December 25, 2010, retrieved 2012-11-02
  13. ^ Jesse Helms (September–October 1996), Fixing The UN, Foreign Affairs, retrieved November 2, 2012
  14. ^ Berlet, Chip (April 15, 1999). "Dances with Devils: How Apocalyptic and Millennialist Themes Influence Right Wing Scapegoating and Conspiracism". Retrieved July 23, 2009. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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