Patrick M. Wood founded The August Corporation on October
11, 1975. As a registered investment advisor with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, the company initially offered portfolio management
services to investors in the United States.
In 1978, Wood commenced publication of The Trilateral Observer
(TO), to specifically track and document the activities of
Commission, which was then seen to be the very core of
elitism and multi-nationalism in the United States and abroad. TO was
co-edited by Professor Antony Sutton, formerly a Senior Fellow at
the Hoover Institution for War, Peace and Revolution at Stanford
Together, and after
encouragement from many TO subscribers, Wood and Professor
Sutton re-edited their material and produced two successive book
volumes, Trilaterals Over Washington - Volume I and
Trilaterals Over Washington - Volume II.
Trilaterals Over Washington quickly became a best-seller and over
the course of about two years, sold over 75,000 copies internationally.
The books were very well received for excellent scholarship and original
research, and even became a frequently-used textbook in political
science classes at many colleges in U.S. universities.
When President Ronald Reagan entered the Oval Office in early
1981, August's formal publishing activities ground to a halt.
Conservative supporters figured that "Ronnie" would purge the Trilateral
threat. Liberal supporters felt so defeated that they just gave up.
In 1981, Wood founded World Research Library (WRL)
which was granted 501c(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service.
Research and library material was donated to WRL.
In early 2005, Wood and his family moved from northern California
to northern Idaho, to engage a simpler lifestyle and resume the original
research and publishing activities to expose the super-elitists
(like members of the Trilateral Commission), who continue to have
a death-grip on the U.S. national sovereignty, foreign policy and many
economic activities that supercede America's national borders.
Hence, The August Review lives on the Internet as the official
publication of World Research Library.
If you are thinking that
the global elite have been somehow
pushed back and that America is now "OK", think again! The elite has
made virtually unhindered progress (toward its own selfish and
paternalistic goals) throughout the Reagan and and Clinton
administrations; and now,
George W. Bush continues the