“At the times when U.S.-Russia and more generally East – West relations are at historic lows, when the possibility of WWIII with nuclear weapons is frequently mentioned in political and foreign policy experts circles, plus the media, the world needs some fresh ideas to prevent the looming Armageddon. Using the historical perspective is also important and Matt Ehret’s book “Clash of the Two Americas” does exactly that.  Hopefully it may inspire good people to go into politics and replace the bad ones who are leading our country and the world into oblivion.”

-Dr. Edward Lozansky, President of the American University in Moscow

“It is with this fear and anxiety for the future that I reached for an
understanding of the past, and for Matthew’s book “Clash of the Two
Americas”. Reading “Clash of the Two Americas” can add clarity to America’s tricky, misunderstood history, which was shaped and manipulated by politicians, power players, and the globalists of their time, operating and maneuvering in the shadows to bring about a world hegemon and global super power, with all the blood and treasure that entails.”

Alex Christoforou, Editor-in-Chief of the Duran

“I have been working and collaborating with Matt Ehret in journalism for the last couple of years. He is one of the most hip, erudite, well-researched, analytical and contextualizing authors I’ve ever known. I can highly recommend all his work.”

Jeff J. Brown, author of The China Trilogy, blogs and podcasts at China Rising Radio Sinoland, is the producer of China Tech News Flash and is a co-founder and the curator of the Bioweapon Truth Commission Global Online Library.

“As a committed and uncompromising critic of democracy, republicanism, and the march of progress, I am happy to give my enthusiastic and categorical endorsement to The Clash of the Two Americas (Volume 1): the Unfinished Symphony, which celebrates all three. Exemplifying the best of a Whig interpretation of world, American, and, notably, Canadian history, the brilliant and prolific Matthew Ehret (with a special contribution by Cynthia Chung) lays out with precision and astonishing detail both the triumphs of America’s unique contribution to world civilization and the missed opportunities. Ehret’s book is rich with little-known or underappreciated episodes, such as William Gilpin’s breathtaking original vision of an inter-hemispheric land bridge (a project even more suited to our era!), Russia’s critical help to the Union in the American Civil War, the US purchase of Alaska (and near acquisition of British Columbia), and – interwoven through the whole tableau – the nefarious role played by the British Empire and British capital. Whatever one’s philosophical or political presumptions the reader will derive a profound understanding of what happened during the critical decades examined, a keen sense of loss over “what could have been,” and a sober appreciation of the realities, many of them hidden or misrepresented even today, shaping our world. One can only wait with bated breath for subsequent volumes.”

-James George Jatras, retired US diplomat and adviser to the US Senate Republican leadership 

“Matthew’s “Clash of Two America’s” reads like a people’s history, an earnest search for the truth of what has been transpiring in the United States since inception. It is a buck against a wanting establishment narrative which has been sold to us for decades and centuries. Ehret is extremely well-read with a knack for recalling, at-will, names, places, events, and dates, thus providing him with a broad breadth and depth of understanding based on factual historical material. While the book may not get everything right 100%, I don’t believe any book on history or politics does. He brings us much closer to the truth than many in recent years have done and reading Volume One of The Unfinished Symphony will truly make you interested in and passionate about history once again!

-Hrvoje Moric, Host of Geopolitics and Empire Podcast

“An absolute masterpiece – that paints an accurate picture of our historical landscape. From the portrayal of Dr. Franklin and the colourful characters of his international collaborators, with the bright promise and hope of the American revolution, to the dark tragedy and sabotage of the French revolution, we turn the pages and view the broad brush strokes of our history, through the different shades and contrasts of its unfolding scenes– of Lincoln’s Greenbacks and Gilpin’s Cosmopolitan Railway – that draws us onwards still, upon a clear outline of the unfinished task of the American republican experiment. Again, an absolute masterpiece.”

-Gerald Therrien, historian, Senior Fellow, Rising Tide Foundation, Author of the Unveiling of Canadian History vol. 1-4

“Too often these days, people choose to view the United States from one of two templates. On the one side is the “patriotic” tradition which paints America as an unadulterated independent force for good, usually at odds with the rest of the world. On the other is the increasingly popular view that brands America as a font of hypocrisy from the beginning, responsible for virtually all the great evils of the world… Enter Matt Ehret, in his latest book The Unfinished Symphony: The Clash of Two Americas. Ehret sets out to challenge all simplistic views of the United States and its history by taking the discussion to the level of universal history. He thus provides a useful and highly informative antidote to the current culture war, while also proposing a potential way out of today’s global conflict between the American-led “West” and Russia and China.”


-Nancy Spannaus, President of American System Now and Author of Hamilton vs. Wall Street: Core Principles of American System Economics

“The “Clash of Two America” is a compendium of historical information.  Much of it is not very well-known, even by knowledgeable readers.  The book is well-written, an exciting read, and has some elements of a good mystery novel.  Except this is a true story.”


-David William Pear, Journalist, historian, editor

The Clash of the Two Americas is bold, brilliant and very timely. It is history as it should be written, read and interpreted. To properly understand history we need to understand the actions and agendas of its key protagonists. We also need to understand the history that’s been memory-holed by those who wrote it. Cynthia Chung and Matthew Ehret have done a remarkable job of ‘connecting the right dots’ and reclaiming much of last three centuries’ memory-holed but important and fascinating history. The book is superbly well written and a pleasure to read. This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand and gain the proper perspective about today’s geopolitical events. A five-star volume, hands down.

-Alex Krainer, commodities trader and the Author of Grand Deception: The Truth About Bill Browder, the Magnitsky Act, and Anti-Russian Sanctions .

“The well-documented first volume of the sequel project “an unfinished symphony” reads like an agent novel in parts. It’s about the momentous, combative conflict between two obviously irreconcilable worlds of ideas, about ideas and concepts. It’s about conspiracies and assassinations to undermine undesirable political and economic decisions. The consequences of the successive, physical elimination of the supporters of what Ehret calls the “American system of political economy” are not only felt   very sensitively by the citizens of the USA to this day. The consequences of the perversion of an initially in the truest sense of the word constructive project are borne by the whole world to this day in the form of an endless chain of wars and “color revolutions”.


Irene Eckert, Editor-in-Chief of The Working Group for Peace Policy – Nuclear Weapons-Free Europe/Arbeitskreis für Friedenspolitik unerlässlich.

“Few lines of historical research offer the stunning insights and perspectives of political, philosophical (and even science) history that “Clash of the two Americas” provides. Ehret and Chung not only manage to zero in on the deeper significance of world-changing events, but also, to trace how competing ideas have, from their inception – to full blown manifestation (or suppression) – made lasting and profound impacts on how and why we’re seeing the profoundly important societal developments, at this moment in time, that we are. If you tend to appreciate unique and informed research into what’s shaped dangerous and predominating MAJOR world-views then “Clash of the two Americas” is certainly a book you’d enjoy delving into!”

-Elan Martin – Co-host of YouTube program MindMatters and editor of SOTT