Antony Cyril Sutton (February 14, 1925 - June 17, 2002) was a British born economist, historian and writer. He was an economics professor at California State University Los Angeles and studied at the universities of London, Goettingen and California and received his D.Sc. degree from University of Southampton, England. He was a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution from 1968 to 1973. During his time at the Hoover Institute he wrote the major study Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development, detailing how the West played a major role in developing Soviet Union from its very beginnings up until the present time (1970). He was forced out of the Hoover Institute after publishing National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union in 1973. CIA Director Glenn Campbell threatened Sutton saying, "you will not survive," pertaining to academia.
Sutton's next 3 major published books detailed Wall Street's involvement in the rise of the Bolshevik Revolution, Adolf Hitler and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He then set his work towards exposing secret societies, namely the Trilateral Commission and the Skull & Crossbones (The Brotherhood of Death). Sutton considered his book America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones to be his most important work.
His work on the formation of the major socialist movements in the early 20th century are largely ignored by mainstream historians, but are certainly well known in the academic community. Professor Richard Pipes of Harvard noted: "In his three-volume detailed account of Soviet Purchases of Western Equipment and Technology ..." Sutton comes to conclusions that are uncomfortable for many businessmen and economists. For this reason his work tends to be either dismissed out of hand as 'extreme' or, more often, simply ignored."
The co-founder of the Trilateral Commission and national security advisor to Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote: "For impressive evidence of Western participation in the early phase of Soviet economic growth, see Antony C. Sutton's Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development: 1917-1930, which argues that 'Soviet economic development for 1917-1930 was essentially dependent on Western technological aid' (p.283), and that 'at least 95 per cent of the industrial structure received this assistance.' (p. 348)."
In a 2000 interview Sutton was asked about his success. "Judge a man by his enemies," Sutton explains, "William Buckley called me a "jerk". Glenn Campbell, former Director of the Hoover Institution, Stanford called me "a problem"." Interview here
- Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development: 1917-1930 (1968)
- Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development: 1930-1945 (1971)
- Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development: 1945-1965 (1973)
- National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union (1973)
- What Is Libertarianism? (1973)
- Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution (1974, 1999) (Online version)
- Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler (1976, 1999) (Online version)
- Wall Street and FDR (1976, 1999) (Online version)
- The War on Gold: How to Profit from the Gold Crisis (1977)
- Energy: The Created Crisis (1979)
- The Diamond Connection: A manual for investors (1979)
- Trilaterals Over Washington - Volume I (1979; with Patrick M. Wood)
- Trilaterals Over Washington - Volume II (1980; with Patrick M. Wood)
- Gold vs Paper: A cartoon history of inflation (1981)
- Investing in Platinum Metals (1982)
- Technological Treason: A catalog of U.S. firms with Soviet contracts, 1917-1982 (1982)
- America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones (1983, 1986, 2002) (Online version)
- How the Order Creates War and Revolution (1985)
- How the Order Controls Education (1985)
- The Best Enemy Money Can Buy (1986) (Online version)
- The Two Faces of George Bush (1988)
- The Federal Reserve Conspiracy (1995) (Online Russian version)
- Trilaterals Over America (1995) (Online version)
- Cold Fusion: Secret Energy Revolution (1997)
- Gold For Survival (1999)