August 2, 1936|
Glendale, California, United States
|Died||November 29, 1986
Long Beach, California, United States
|Alma mater||Stanford University
California State University, Long Beach
|Occupation||Author, journalist, political activist|
|Children||Four children, including:
Gary Allen (August 2, 1936 – November 29, 1986) was an American conservative journalist, conspiracy theorist book author who promoted the theory that international banking and politics control domestic decisions, taking them out of elected officials' hands.
As a student, Allen majored in history at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, and studied as well at California State University in Long Beach. 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 and American Opinion magazine since 1964. 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.
Allen was the father of four children, including Michael Allen, a political news journalist.
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 during the 1972 presidential campaign opposing Nixon and U.S. Senator George S. McGovern.
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:
- Establish an income tax system as a means of extorting money from the common man;
- Establish a central bank, deceptively named so that people will think it is part of the government;
- Have this bank be the holder of the national debt;
- Run the national debt, and the interest thereon, sky high through wars (or any sort of deficit spending), starting with World War I.
As an investigator of U.S. financial, industrial, and political elites, 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.
Allen's last book, Say "No!" to the new world order, was published posthumously in January 1987.
- Communist Revolution in the Streets, Western Islands, 1967
- Nixon's Palace Guard, Western Islands, Western Islands, 1971
- Richard Nixon: The Man Behind the Mask, Western Islands, 1971
- None Dare Call It Conspiracy, Concord Press, 1972; Reprint by Buccaneer Books, 1990 (ISBN 0-89966-661-2)
- Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter, '76 Press, 1976
- Kissinger: The Secret Side of the Secretary of State, '76 Press, 1976
- The Rockefeller File, '76 Press, 1976
- Tax Target, Washington, '76 Press, 1978
- Ted Kennedy: In Over His Head, '76 Press, 1981
- Say "No!" to the New World Order, Concord Press, 1987
- "Gary Allen, 50, Dies in West; Spread Conservatives' View," The New York Times. December 2, 1986.
- Ronald Lora, William Henry Longton, The Conservative Press in Twentieth-Century America, Greenwood Press, 1999, p.507
- None Dare Call It Conspiracy, 1971
- anonymous; "Gary Allen, 50, Dies in West; Spread Conservatives' View", Associated Press, published in The New York Times on December 2, 1986.
- Willie Maartens, Mapping Reality A Critical Perspective on Science and Religion, iUniverse, 2006, p. 272
- Wallis W. Woods, Introduction to 1990 edition by Buccaneer Books
- Gary Allen, with Larry H. Abraham and Introduction by Congressman John G. Schmitz. None Dare Call It Conspiracy. GSG & Associates Publishers. Retrieved 2012-11-02.
- Michael Billig and Jovan Byford, "The emergence of antisemitic conspiracy theories in Yugoslavia during the war with NATO", Patterns of Prejudice, October 2001
- 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
- Jesse Helms (September–October 1996), Fixing The UN (PDF), Foreign Affairs, retrieved 2012-11-02
- Berlet, Chip (1999-04-15). "Dances with Devils: How Apocalyptic and Millennialist Themes Influence Right Wing Scapegoating and Conspiracism". Retrieved 2009-07-23.