History, Politics II

-- if you would like to read more of what the establishment media generally won't tell you about history and politics here it is. To buy books we recommend or to check prices click on [ORDER].
  • J. M. Roberts, The Penguin History of the World -- Provides a one volume outline of world history beginning with the origins of man, and a sanitized yet less than admirable version of 500 years of Europe's exploitation of the world beginning with the fall of Muslim Spain in 1492. [ORDER]
  • Peter Frankopan, The Silk Roads: A New History of the World -- The epic history of the crossroads of the world - the meeting place of East and West and the birthplace of civilization [ORDER]
  • Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States -- Describes the reality of 500 years of American democracy, capitalism, human rights, and the treatment of women, poor white Americans, Native Americans, and African Americans. [X] [ORDER]
  • John Newsinger, The Blood Never Dried: A People's History of the British Empire -- Read this to decipher the propaganda coming from the new American Empire. [X] [ORDER]
  • Robert Fisk, The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East -- Award winning journalist lays open the role of the West in the seemingly endless strife and warfare in the region, and traces the growth of the West's involvement and influence there over the past one hundred years. [ORDER]
  • Michael Parenti, History as Mystery -- Unveils falsified history, from the early Christian church to the present; those who keep secret the past, and lie about it, condemn us to repeat it. [ORDER]
  • Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy -- Reveals a world in which the U.S. ruthlessly exploits its financial and military might to control markets and resources -- from Nicaragua to the Philippines, Panama to the Middle East. [ORDER]
  • Noam Chomsky, The Culture of Terrorism -- U.S. international and security policy . . . has as its primary goal . . . the freedom to rob, to expolit and dominate, and to undertake any course of action to ensure that existing privelege is protected and enhanced. [ORDER]
  • William Blum, Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower -- Though President Clinton calls America "the world's greatest force for peace", William Blum shows that the United States is really a "marauding Western brute." [ORDER]
  • Ramsey Clark, The Fire This Time: U.S. Crimes in the Gulf -- Former U.S. Attorney General says that the U.S. government bears prime responsibility for the Gulf War which was planned in Washington long before the first Iraqi soldier entered Kuwait. [ORDER]
  • Stephen Kinzer, All The Shah's Men -- New York Times correspondent connects the CIA overthrow of Iran's prime minister Dr. Mossadegh to the fireballs that engulfed the World Trade Center in New York. [ORDER]
  • Deirdre Griswold, Indonesia : The 2nd Greatest Crime of the Century -- Describes 350 years of colonialism, the blood bath supported by the U.S., the role of the CIA, and of the U.S. corporations who arrived for the feast. [ORDER]
  • Michael Klare, Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws -- Pentagon manufactured threat of rogue states and nuclear outlaws to protect cold war levels of defense spending which former Defense Secretary McNamara says could safely be cut in half. [ORDER]
  • John Tirman, The Spoils of War: Human Cost of America's Arms Trade -- Executive Director of the Winston Foundation, writes that the Middle East conflict is the direct result of US arms sales to the region, and such sales undermine the very security that the weapons were meant to protect. [ORDER]
  • Graham Hancock, Lords of Poverty : The Power, Prestige, and Corruption of the International Aid Business -- A comprehensive study of the 60-billion-dollar-a-year world foreign-aid business, Lords of Poverty earned the 1990 H.L. Mencken Award honorable mention for an outstanding book of journalism. [ORDER]
  • Kitty Calavita, Henry N. Pontell, Robert Tillman, Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis -- Authors describe white collar crimes, unparalleled in US history, that cost the taxpayer $500 billion. The BCCI scandal of 1991, and the collapse of SE Asia's economy in 1997, pale in comparison. [ORDER]
  • William Greider, Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy -- A bestselling expose of political power and public deception that reveals a government that ignores popular will and responds instead to the interests of major organizations and influential elites. [ORDER]
  • Charles Derber, The Wilding of America -- Capitalism and individualism run amok are destroying America, and creating a world in which multinationals control national governments. [ORDER]
  • Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media -- Analysis of press censorship in the U.S. is an insightful look at the ways public opinion and choices are molded by dominating interests. [ORDER]
  • Gerry Spence, Give Me Liberty! -- Celebrated attorney offers a revolutionary agenda for freeing Americans from the complex web of corporate and government behemoths he calls the "New Slave Master." [ORDER]
  • Norman G. Finkelstein, The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering -- Following the Arab-Israeli war of 1967, leaders of American Jewish organizations have exploited the Nazi Final Solution, and used it to extort billions of dollars from Swiss, German, and American taxpayers. [ORDER]
  • Said K. Aburish, The Rise, Corruption, and Coming Fall of the House of Saud -- The Saudi regime is virtually bankrupt. A divisive and repressive force in the Arab world, it now has in place all the elements that brought down the Shah of Iran. [ORDER]
  • Kwame Anthony Appiah, Michael Colin Vazquez, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Dictionary of Global Culture -- This global citizen's guide to culture emphasizes achievements of the non-Western world. [ORDER]
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