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Title The Secret Club That Runs the World
Author Kate Kelly
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2014-06-03
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780698151673
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Commodity players are a shrewd and indomitable lot. And the contracts they trade are still so loosely regulated that the correct combination of money and skill creates irresistible opportunity. That’s why I’m only half joking when I call them the secret club that runs the world.” When most people think of the drama of global finance, they think of stocks and bonds, venture capital, high-tech IPOs, and complex mortgagebacked securities. But commodities? Crude oil and soybeans? Copper and wheat? What could be more boring? That’s exactly what the elite commodity traders want you to think. They don’t seek the media spotlight. They don’t want to be as famous as Warren Buffett or Bill Gross. Their astonishing wealth was created in near-total obscurity, because they dwelled either in closely held private companies or deep within large banks and corporations, where commodity profits and losses weren’t broken out. But if the individual participants in the great commodities boom of the 2000s went unnoticed, their impact did not. Over several years the size of the market exploded, and so did prices for raw materials—raising serious questions about whether the big traders were intentionally jacking up the cost of gasoline, food, and other essentials bought by ordinary people around the world. What was really driving all those price spikes? Now Kate Kelly, the bestselling author of Street Fighters, takes us inside this secretive inner circle that controls so many things we all depend on. She gets closer than any previous reporter to understanding these whip-smart, aggressive, and often egomaniacal men (yes, they are nearly all men). They work hard, play hard, flaunt their wealth, and bet millions every day on a blend of facts, analysis, and pure gut instinct. Kelly’s narrative focuses on one of the most extraordinary periods in financial history. Though the practice of gaming out price changes in commodities goes back to ancient Mesopotamia, it had never before reached the extremes of the early to mid-2000s. Kelly exposes the role of the hedge funds, banks, brokers, and regulators in this volatile market, through fascinating stories of “secret club” members such as . . . Pierre Andurand, a self-made multimillionaire who generated the winningest annual performance ever for an oil trader in 2008 and hired Elton John to perform at his wedding. Ivan Glasenberg, whose secretive Swiss commodities giant, Glencore, founded by the infamous American fugitive Marc Rich, orchestrated a massive merger with the help of former UK prime minister Tony Blair. Jon Ruggles, a brash know-it-all—recruited by Delta Air Lines to revitalize the airline’s fuel hedging business, he continued to make trades in his personal account, a questionable practice given his position. Drawing on her exclusive access to the secret club, and following the trail from New York to Houston, London, Dubai, and beyond, Kelly reveals the immense power in the hands of a few, and the so-far contentious efforts by the Obama administration to rein in the cowboys.

Title The Secret Club That Runs the World
Author Kate Kelly
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2015-06-16
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781591847137
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Thanks to this gripping new book ... we know more about how they do it. And it's even more shocking than you think." --The Independent When most people think of the drama of global finance, they think of stocks and bonds, venture capital, high-tech IPOs, and complex mortgage-backed securities. But commodities? Crude oil and soybeans? Copper and wheat? What could be more boring? That's exactly what the elite commodity traders want you to think. They don't seek the media spotlight. They don't want to be as famous as Warren Buffett or Bill Gross. Their astonishing wealth was created in near-total obscurity, either in closely held private companies or deep within large banks and corporations, where commodity profits and losses weren't broken out. Now Kate Kelly, the bestselling author of Street Fighters, takes us inside this secretive inner circle that controls so many things we all depend on. She gets closer than any previous reporter to understanding these whip-smart, aggressive, and often egomaniacal men who bet millions every day on a blend of facts, analysis, and pure gut instinct.

Title The Secret Club That Runs the World
Author Kate Kelly
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2014-06-03
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780670922680
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Kate Kelly, acclaimed journalist and author of Street Fighters, investigates the world of commodities traders When most of us think of the drama of global finance, we think of stocks and bonds. But commodities? Crude oil and soya beans? Copper and wheat? What could be more boring? That's exactly what the elite commodity traders want us to think. They don't seek the spotlight. They don't want to be as famous as Warren Buffett. Their astonishing wealth was created in obscurity, because they dwell in private companies or deep within large banks and corporations. But if the individuals in the commodities boom have gone unnoticed, their impact has not. Prices of raw materials have exploded. Are the big traders jacking up the cost of petrol, food, and essentials bought by people around the world? How did such immense power end up in the hands of a few? In this riveting book, Kate Kelly takes us inside the inner circle that affects so many things we all depend on. Following a trail from New York to London to Dubai, from hedgefunds and banks to brokers and regulators, she reveals the fullest ever picture of the men who gamble with our future every day. Kate Kelly, author of the New York Times bestseller Street Fighters, covers Wall Street for CNBC. She spent ten years at the Wall Street Journal, where she won a Livingston Award and two Gerald Loeb awards. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

The Secret Club by Talia Kent Tallman

Title The Secret Club
Author Talia Kent Tallman
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-03-26
Category
Total Pages 133
ISBN 9798629141525
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A detailed account of one family's journey through the world of pediatric cancer. The book follows Talia Kent Tallman's own journal, describing her real-time perspectives and her innermost thoughts and reflections during her family's harrowing experience, from the moment she realizes her child may be ill, through diagnosis and the family's struggle to find treatment. This work of non-fiction presents the authentic and original voice of a parent who must face the unthinkable and learn to navigate through unfamiliar and often indifferent systems of care. It offers valuable insights into humanity from a distinct point of view and reveals aspects of pediatric cancer treatment that are rarely discussed. It will make you question our health care system and open your eyes to miracles. Mostly, this is a book that is meant to inspire hope. If you know someone unlucky enough to find themselves in the "pediatric cancer club," or you want to connect with a member of that "club" in a deeper way, this book is a must have.

The Illuminati by Jim Marrs

Title The Illuminati
Author Jim Marrs
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2017-05-22
Category Social Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781578596492
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A deep dive into the origins, history, members, and workings of the Illuminati from a well-known and respected expert. Chilling initiations. Big banks and money manipulations. Possible links to the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Adamses, and Bushes. Reviewing the evidence, documents, and connections, The Illuminati: The Secret Society That Hijacked the World by award-winning journalist and author Jim Marrs shines a light on the history, workings, continuing influence, and pernicious and hidden power of this secret order. Surveying experts—from those who dismiss the Illuminati as a short-lived group of little consequence to skeptics who dare question the government's accounts and pronouncements—Marrs cuts through the wild speculation and the attempts to silence critical thinkers to tell the true story of this secret cabal. He investigates their origin as “The Ancient and Illuminated Seers of Bavaria,” the depiction on the United States one-dollar bill of an all-seeing eye and pyramid on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States, the Protocols—or procedures—for usurping national governments and gaining world domination, the symbolism found in today's international corporate logos, Knights Templar, assassins, Skull and Bones, whistle blowers, the revolutions in France, Russia, and America, and much, much more. Wealth, power, and intrigue come together in this in-depth exposé on the Illuminati, their history, connections to powerful people, and their place in modern America.

Secret Millionaires Club by Andy Heyward

Title Secret Millionaires Club
Author Andy Heyward
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2013-07-24
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781118494615
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Priceless finance advice everyone can relate to from one of theworld's most respected businessmen and the most successful investorof all time Of course you know who Warren Buffett is; he's the mostsuccessful investor in the world—maybe of all times. But whatdo you know about his approach to business and investing? It's anapproach that, over the past four decades, has made him richest manin America and the third-richest man in the world, and that hasearned vast fortunes for his business partners and investors. Butas Buffett himself will tell you, at the heart of anywealth-building system there are certain core beliefs, not justabout finance, but about business, work, morality, yourresponsibility to yourself, your family and society, and aboutliving a decent life. Written in conjunction with the hittelevision series, "Secret Millionaire Club" and with Buffett'sinput and full support, this book makes Buffett's financialphilosophy and homespun life lessons available to everyone outsidehis "Secret Club." Warren Buffet's goal in spearheading this book was to sharelessons about personal finance he has learned and that he hopeswill benefit you (and your kids) for a lifetime You'll learn the fundamentals of personal finance by readingWarren Buffett's war stories and personal reflections on money,life, business, ethics and more All of the finance principles covered in the book werepersonally approved by Warren Buffett as those which he himselffollows Unforgettable Buffett quotes include: "Price is what you pay.Value is what you get"; "Risk comes from not knowing what you'redoing"; and "Profit from folly rather than participate in it."

Secret Societies by John Lawrence Reynolds

Title Secret Societies
Author John Lawrence Reynolds
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date 2011-09-01
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781628721607
Language English, Spanish, and French
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They generate fear, suspicion, and—above all—fascination. Secret societies thrive among us, yet they remain shrouded in mystery. Their secrecy suggests, to many, sacrilege or crime, and their loyalties are often accused of undermining governments and tipping the scales of justice. The Freemasons, for example, hold more seats of power in the U.S. government than any other organization. No fewer than sixteen presidents have declared their Masonic affiliation, and there may have been more. Secret societies have infiltrated pop culture as well. Celebrity members of Kabbalah include Madonna, Demi Moore, and Elizabeth Taylor, among others. From the Mafia and the Yakuza to the Priory of Sion, Skull and Bones and the Templars, Reynolds offers an illuminating and entertaining exploration of the stories—confirmed and fabricated—that surround these societies, as well as provides detailed information on their origins, initiations, rituals, and secret signs. Dispelling myths and providing gripping revelations—such as a direct historical link between the Assassins of the Middle Ages and today’s Al Qaeda—Secret Societies gives us a smart, surprising look at the best known and often least understood covert organizations.

The Secret Book Club by Ann M. Martin

Title The Secret Book Club
Author Ann M. Martin
Publisher Perfection Learning
Release Date 2008-07-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 212
ISBN 0756988233
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Flora, Olivia, and Nikki don't understand it. Someone is leaving books on their doorstep. Each comes with a mysterious message, asking them to read the book and do something new.

Title The Secrets Club Alice in the Spotlight
Author Chris Higgins
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2012-06-07
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780141966922
Language English, Spanish, and French
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INTRODUCING THE SECRETS CLUB: Alice, Tash, Dani and Lissa ''It's OK. We're the Gang of Four, remember? The No-Secrets Club.' Her stern face softens into her familiar smile and my world lights up again. Briefly. But soon the cloud comes back. I have got a secret. A big one. I want to tell my friends, I really do. But the longer I keep it hidden the harder it is to do . . .' Join the girls in The Secrets Club series as they begin their new lives at Riverside Academy; making friends, facing their fears and choosing which secrets they share . . .

Tower Of Basel by Adam LeBor

Title Tower of Basel
Author Adam LeBor
Publisher PublicAffairs
Release Date 2013-05-28
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9781610392556
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tower of Basel is the first investigative history of the world's most secretive global financial institution. Based on extensive archival research in Switzerland, Britain, and the United States, and in-depth interviews with key decision-makers—including Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve; Sir Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England; and former senior Bank for International Settlements managers and officials—Tower of Basel tells the inside story of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS): the central bankers' own bank. Created by the governors of the Bank of England and the Reichsbank in 1930, and protected by an international treaty, the BIS and its assets are legally beyond the reach of any government or jurisdiction. The bank is untouchable. Swiss authorities have no jurisdiction over the bank or its premises. The BIS has just 140 customers but made tax-free profits of 1.17 billion in 2011–2012. Since its creation, the bank has been at the heart of global events but has often gone unnoticed. Under Thomas McKittrick, the bank's American president from 1940–1946, the BIS was open for business throughout the Second World War. The BIS accepted looted Nazi gold, conducted foreign exchange deals for the Reichsbank, and was used by both the Allies and the Axis powers as a secret contact point to keep the channels of international finance open. After 1945 the BIS—still behind the scenes—for decades provided the necessary technical and administrative support for the trans-European currency project, from the first attempts to harmonize exchange rates in the late 1940s to the launch of the Euro in 2002. It now stands at the center of efforts to build a new global financial and regulatory architecture, once again proving that it has the power to shape the financial rules of our world. Yet despite its pivotal role in the financial and political history of the last century and during the economic current crisis, the BIS has remained largely unknown—until now.

Title Horrid Henry And The Secret Club
Author Francesca Simon
Publisher Orion Children's Books
Release Date 2010-11-04
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9781444003185
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Four stories about Henry, in which he goes to the dentist, torments his brother Peter, creates havoc at his birthday party, and plans revenge when Moody Margaret won't let him into her secret club.

Street Fighters by Kate Kelly

Title Street Fighters
Author Kate Kelly
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2009-05-12
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781101057056
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The acclaimed New York Times bestseller-updated for the second anniversary of the collapse of Bear Stearns The fall of Bear Stearns in March 2008 set off a wave of global financial turmoil that continues to ripple. How could one of the oldest, most resilient firms on Wall Street go so far astray that it had to be sold at a fire sale price? How could the street fighters who ran Bear so aggressively miscalculate so completely? Expanding with fresh detail from her acclaimed front-page series in The Wall Street Journal, Kate Kelly captures every sight, sound, and smell of Bear's three final days. She also shows how Bear's top executives descended into civil war as the mortgage crisis began to brew.

The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs

Title The Presidents Club
Author Nancy Gibbs
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-04-17
Category History
Total Pages 656
ISBN 9781439148716
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history’s favor. Among their secrets: How Jack Kennedy tried to blame Ike for the Bay of Pigs. How Ike quietly helped Reagan win his first race in 1966. How Richard Nixon conspired with Lyndon Johnson to get elected and then betrayed him. How Jerry Ford and Jimmy Carter turned a deep enmity into an alliance. The unspoken pact between a father and son named Bush. And the roots of the rivalry between Clinton and Barack Obama. Time magazine editors and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy offer a new and revealing lens on the American presidency, exploring the club as a hidden instrument of power that has changed the course of history.

The World For Sale by Javier Blas

Title The World For Sale
Author Javier Blas
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2021-02-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780190078973
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The modern world is built on commodities - from the oil that fuels our cars to the metals that power our smartphones. We rarely stop to consider where they have come from. But we should. In The World for Sale, two leading journalists lift the lid on one of the least scrutinised corners of the world economy: the workings of the billionaire commodity traders who buy, hoard and sell the earth's resources. It is the story of how a handful of swashbuckling businessmen became indispensable cogs in global markets: enabling an enormous expansion in international trade, and connecting resource-rich countries - no matter how corrupt or war-torn - with the world's financial centres. And it is the story of how some traders acquired untold political power, right under the noses of western regulators and politicians - helping Saddam Hussein to sell his oil, fuelling the Libyan rebel army during the Arab Spring, and funnelling cash to Vladimir Putin's Kremlin in spite of western sanctions. The result is an eye-opening tour through the wildest frontiers of the global economy, as well as a revelatory guide to how capitalism really works.

Title The Secret Book Scone Society
Author Ellery Adams
Publisher Kensington Books
Release Date 2017-10-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781496712394
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First in the mystery series from the New York Times-bestselling author: “Anyone who loves novels that revolve around books will savor this tasty treat.”—Library Journal (starred review) A quirky club in small-town North Carolina holds the keys to health, happiness, friendship—and even solving a murder—all to be found within the pages of the right book… Strangers flock to Miracle Springs hoping the natural hot springs, five-star cuisine, and renowned spa can cure their ills. If none of that works, they often find their way to Miracle Books, where, over a fresh-baked “comfort” scone, they exchange their stories with owner Nora Pennington in return for a carefully chosen book. That’s Nora’s special talent—prescribing the perfect novel to ease a person’s deepest pain. So when a visiting businessman reaches out for guidance, Nora knows exactly how to help. But before he can keep their appointment, he’s found dead on the train tracks. Stunned, Nora forms the Secret, Book, and Scone Society, a group of damaged souls yearning to earn redemption by helping others. To join, members must divulge their darkest secret—the terrible truth that brought each of them to Miracle Springs in the first place. Now, determined to uncover the truth behind the businessman’s demise, the women meet in Nora’s cozy bookstore. And as they untangle a web of corruption, they also discover their own courage, purpose, and a sisterhood that will carry them through every challenge—proving it’s never too late to turn the page and start over… “Adams kicks off a new series featuring strong women, a touch of romance and mysticism, and both the cunning present-day mystery and the slowly revealed secrets of the intriguing heroines’ pasts.”—Kirkus Reviews

Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund

Title Secret Society Girl
Author Diana Peterfreund
Publisher Delacorte Press
Release Date 2006-07-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780440336181
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fans of Beautiful Disaster will devour Diana Peterfreund’s Ivy League novels—Secret Society Girl, Under the Rose, Rites of Spring (Break), and Tap & Gown. At an elite university, Amy Haskel has been initiated into the country’s most notorious secret society. But in this power-hungry world where new blood is at the mercy of old money, hooking up with the wrong people could be fatal. Eli University junior Amy Haskel never expected to be tapped into Rose & Grave. She isn’t rich, politically connected, or . . . well, male. So when Amy is one of the first female students to receive the distinctive black-lined invitation with the Rose & Grave seal, she’s blown away. Could they really mean her? Whisked off into an elaborate initiation rite, Amy awakens the next day to a new reality and a whole new set of “friends”—from the gorgeous son of a conservative governor to an Afrocentric lesbian activist whose society name is Thorndike. And that’s when Amy starts to discover the truth about getting what you wish for. Because Rose & Grave is quickly taking her away from her familiar world of classes and keggers, fueling a feud and undermining a very promising friendship with benefits. And that’s before Amy finds out that her first duty as a member of Rose & Grave is to take on a conspiracy of money and power that could, quite possibly, ruin her whole life.

The Secret Guests by Benjamin Black

Title The Secret Guests
Author Benjamin Black
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
Release Date 2020-01-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781250133021
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"When you're done binge-watching The Crown, pick up this multifaceted wartime thriller." —Kirkus Reviews As London endures nightly German bombings, Britain’s secret service whisks the princesses Elizabeth and Margaret from England, seeking safety for the young royals on an old estate in Ireland. Ahead of the German Blitz during World War II, English parents from every social class sent their children to the countryside for safety, displacing more than three million young offspring. In The Secret Guests, the British royal family takes this evacuation a step further, secretly moving the princesses to the estate of the Duke of Edenmore in “neutral” Ireland. A female English secret agent, Miss Celia Nashe, and a young Irish detective, Garda Strafford, are assigned to watch over “Ellen” and “Mary” at Clonmillis Hall. But the Irish stable hand, the housemaid, the formidable housekeeper, the Duke himself, and other Irish townspeople, some of whom lost family to English gunshots during the War of Independence, go freely about their business in and around the great house. Soon suspicions about the guests’ true identities percolate, a dangerous boredom sets in for the princesses, and, within and without Clonmillis acreage, passions as well as stakes rise. Benjamin Black, who has good information that the princesses were indeed in Ireland for a time during the Blitz, draws readers into a novel as fascinating as the nascent career of Miss Nashe, as tender as the homesickness of the sisters, as intriguing as Irish-English relations during WWII, and as suspenseful and ultimately action-packed as war itself.

Title Chloe s Secret Princess Club
Author Emma Barnes
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016-09-01
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1407164481
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hermes Explains by Wouter J. Hanegraaff

Title Hermes Explains
Author Wouter J. Hanegraaff
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
Release Date 2019-05-28
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9789048542857
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Few fields of academic research are surrounded by so many misunderstandings and misconceptions as the study of Western esotericism. For twenty years now, the Centre for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (University of Amsterdam) has been at the forefront of international scholarship in this domain. This anniversary volume seeks to make the modern study of Western esotericism more widely known beyond specialist circles, while addressing a range of misconceptions, biases, and prejudices that still tend to surround it. Thirty major scholars in the field respond to questions about a wide range of unfamiliar ideas, traditions, practices, problems, and personalities that are central to the field. By challenging many taken-for-granted assumptions about religion, science, philosophy, and the arts, this volume demonstrates why the modern study of esotericism leads us to reconsider much that we thought we knew about the story of Western culture.

The Secret Team by L. Fletcher Prouty

Title The Secret Team
Author L. Fletcher Prouty
Publisher Skyhorse
Release Date 2011-04-01
Category History
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781626367807
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Secret Team, L. Fletcher Prouty's CIA exposé, was first published in the 1970s, but virtually all copies of the book disappeared upon distribution, purchased en masse by shady "private buyers." Certainly Prouty's amazing allegations—that the U-2 Crisis of 1960 was fixed to sabotage Eisenhower-Khrushchev talks, and that President Kennedy was assassinated to keep the U.S., and its defense budget, in Vietnam—cannot have pleased the CIA. Though suppressed (until now), The Secret Team was an important influence for Oliver Stone's Academy Award-winning film JFK and countless other works on U.S. government conspiracies, and it raises the same crucial question today that it did on its first appearance: who, in fact, is in control of the United States and the world?