This Listmania is based upon over forty years of careful reading and in-depth research into the arcane dark-side of American society. It is a synthesis of three seminal ideas: Peter Dale Scott’s crucial concept of “Deep Politics”; James W. Douglass’ masterful utilization of Thomas Merton’s meta-theological musings upon “the Unspeakable” in reference to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the resulting coup d’etat by the top echelon of the National Security State; and Murray N. Rothbard’s construct of Libertarian Class Analysis as a prism in which to examine the nature of the American state apparatus and its corrupt and destructive consequences. The ancillary investigative texts by other researchers bolster these primary exploratory ideas.
1. Deep Politics and the Death of JFK by Peter Dale Scott
Crime, ruthlessness, assassinations, and corruption are not aberrations or breakdowns of the American State, but are absolutely endemic to it. A masterful synthesis!
2. JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass
The definitive examination of the November 22, 1963 coup d’etat and assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy by the top tier of the National Security State. Why was JFK murdered and who had the power to cover up the coup d’etat?
3. Anatomy of the State by Murray Rothbard
The State laid bare and exposed as the greatest criminal conspiracy ever perpetuated upon humanity.
4. Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy by Murray N. Rothbard
Without question, this is the best primer on Libertarian Class Analysis or Establishment Studies.
5. American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan (War and Peace Library) by Peter Dale Scott
To date, America’s government and policies have done more to foster than to curtail the drug trade. The so-called war on terror, and in particular the war in Afghanistan, constitutes only the latest chapter in this disturbing story.
6. Deep Politics II: Essays on Oswald, Mexico, and Cuba by Peter Dale Scott
7. Not in Your Lifetime by Anthony Summers
9. The Yankee and Cowboy War by Carl Oglesby
Highly acclaimed by economist/historian Murray N. Rothbard, Oglesby’s grand synthesis of the power elite dynamic between the eastern establishment “Yankees” versus the southwestern Sunbelt “Cowboys” explains much of contemporary history over the past sixty years.
10. Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time by Carroll Quigley
Cecil Rhodes, Alfred Lord Milner, J P Morgan, Montagu Norman, Elihu Root, Henry L Stimson, Otto Kahn, Benjamin Strong, Thomas Lamont, Walter Lippmann, Jerome D Greene, John Foster Dulles, Allen Welch Dulles, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
11. The Money and the Power: The Making of Las Vegas and Its Hold on America by Roger Morris
Las Vegas is the ‘Rosetta Stone’ to understanding the hidden or covert underside of American history.
Russ Baker is meticulous in documenting his path-breaking research on the Bush dynasty, especially the powerful chapters concerning George H. W. Bush’s involvement in the coups d’etat surrounding the Kennedy assassination and Watergate.
13. The Mafia, CIA, and George Bush by Pete Brewton
Well written, exceptionally documented account of the nefarious behind-the-scenes players linked to this powerful criminal family.
14. Spooks The Haunting of America-The Private Use of Secret Agents by Jim Hougan
One of the most powerful, disturbing, and gripping books you will ever read. Excellent on Edward Bennett Williams, Meyer Lansky, Jimmy Hoffa, Howard Hughes, Robert Maheu, and Richard Nixon.
15. The Medusa File: Secret Crimes and Coverups of the U. S. Government by Craig Roberts
Buy two copies! One to read and treasure, and one to hurl across the room in anger at what your government has REALLY been up to for decades.
16. Government of the Shadows: Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty by Eric Wilson
This volume explores how covert political activity and transnational organized crime are linked – and how they ultimately work to the advantage of state and corporate power. The book shows that ‘legitimate government’ is now routinely accompanied by extra-governmental covert operations.
17. The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War by Peter Dale Scott
18. Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam by Nick Turse
19. The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia by Alfred W. McCoy
20. The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade by Alfred W. McCoy
Illegal drugs are the superglue which cement the relationship between organized crime and government together.
21. The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America’s War on Drugs by Douglas Valentine
The book reveals in startling detail how the CIA and FBI were often protecting the FBN’s major targets in the Mafia and the French Corsican underworld. The CIA and its Nationalist Chinese allies were found to be the largest drug-trafficking syndicate in the world, but for political and national security reasons, the FBN was prevented from investigating this overarching conspiracy.
22. The Strength of the Pack: The Personalities, Politics and Espionage Intrigues That Shaped the DEA by Douglas Valentine
Through interviews with former narcotics agents, politicians, and bureaucrats, this exposé documents previously unknown aspects of the history of federal drug law enforcement from the formation of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and the creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) up until the present day.
Excellent inexpensive paperback edition of the Jules Archer classic. It’s terrific to have this wonderful book back in print which tells how General Smedley Butler was the savior of our Republic from a fascist plot by plutocratic militarists in the early 1930s. Archer is featured in The History Channel documentary, The Plot To Overthrow FDR, a concise summation of this exceptional book.
This international best-seller is an incredible, behind-the-scenes exposure of Establishment infamy and lies. Focuses upon Allen Dulles’ pivotal development of interlocking financial relationships of American oil companies and investment banks with Saudi Arabia and Nazi Germany, before and during WWII.
25. Trading With the Enemy: An exposé of the Nazi-American money plot, 1933-1949 by Charles Higham
Documents treason at the highest levels of Corporate America and the shameful cover-up of their malicious betrayal.
26. America’s Nazi Secret: An Insider’s History by John Loftus
Fully revised and expanded, this stirring account reveals how the U.S. government permitted the illegal entry of Nazis into North America in the years following World War II.
27. Nazi Nexus: America’s Corporate Connections to Hitler’s Holocaust by Edwin Black
Key institutional funding and support for the eugenics movement in the United States and Germany came from the Rockefeller Foundation, allied with other elite foundations.
28. The Splendid Blond Beast: Money, Law and Genocide in the Twentieth Century by Christopher Simpson
How Wall Street (including President George W. Bush’s grandfather, Prescott Bush, and great grandfather, George Herbert Walker) supported Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, and made the Holocaust a reality.
29. National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union by Antony C. Sutton
How the U. S. and our Western European allies built the Soviet military-industrial complex.
30. The Best Enemy Money Can Buy by Antony C. Sutton
Sutton’s powerful sequel to the above book.
31. Secret Agenda: Watergate, Deep Throat, and the CIA by Jim Hougan
Pioneer analysis of the coup that brought down Richard Nixon. Jim Hougan is one of the nation’s top investigative journalists.
32. Silent Coup: The Removal of a President by Len Colodny
Blows away the Woodward/Bernstein mythos of All The President’s Men.
33. The Crimes of Patriots: A True Tale of Dope, Dirty Money, and the CIA by Jonathan Kwitny
After the Nugan Hand bank collapsed in 1980, what emerged was a web of crime, corruption, drugs, and CIA complicity in undermining a friendly nation’s politics and defrauding ordinary people that makes Watergate, if not Contra-gate, look like a Sunday school picnic.
34. The Iran-Contra Connection: Secret Teams and Covert Operations in Reagan Era by Peter Dale Scott
35. Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam (American Empire Project) by Robert Dreyfuss
One of the most important books you will ever read to understand the origins of the terrorist threat of Islamic Fundamentalism.
36. Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina (War and Peace Library) by Peter Dale Scott
Scott brings to light the intertwined patterns of drugs, oil politics, and intelligence networks that have been so central to the larger workings of U.S. intervention and escalation in Third World countries through alliances with drug-trafficking proxies. The result has been a staggering increase in global drug traffic.
37. The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America by Peter Dale Scott
Scott shows how America’s expansion into the world since World War II has led to momentous secret decision making at high levels. He demonstrates how these decisions by small cliques are responsive to the agendas of private wealth at the expense of the public, of the democratic state, and of civil society.
38. Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill
The seering, uncomfortable truth concerning Iraq you won’t hear from the neocon apologists of the Bush administration or from the deceptive war mongers of the Obama regime.