Tragedy and Hope

Quigley, Carroll

Original publication date: 1966
Original publisher: New York: Macmillan
Publication status: Out of print

A History of the World In Our Time

Carroll Quigley (November 9, 1910 – January 3, 1977) was an American historian and theorist of the evolution of civilizations. He definitely was part of the Establishment—he graduated from Harvard, initially taught at Princeton and Harvard and spent most of his career as a professor at Georgetown University. He served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Navy, the Smithsonian Institution, and the House Select Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration in the 1950s. He was also a book reviewer for The Washington Star, and a contributor and editorial board member of Current History. Quigley said of himself that he was a conservative defending the liberal tradition of the West. He was an early and fierce critic of the Vietnam War, and he opposed the activities of the military-industrial complex.

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