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When the US rose to world power after Word War II one man had incomparable influence: Allen Dulles - spokesperson and lawyer for Wall Street and the most powerful corporations, including members of the oil cartels.

Allen Dulles defined and helped build what became known as the secret government - and within that the CIA. David Talbot - in his book "The Devil's Chessboard" - described how Dulles saw himself and the CIA as above the law, secretly pursuing policies that stood in clear contradiction to presidential or congressional mandates.

Here now is the conclusion - the question and answer period where one issue keeps coming up: How much of the post war secret state has survived - and how in many ways has that secret state become even more powerful today.

Laura Sheppard moderated the question and answer period at the December 2, 2015 meeting. She is the Director of Events at the 160+ year old Mechanics Institute in San Francisco.
Many thanks to the Mechanics Institute staff for the audio recording

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