Another Another 25 Books You Should Read
by James Corbett
May 22, 2022
Well, I can't say I didn't ask for it.
You see, at the end of last year I released an article titled Another 25 Books You Should Read in which I wrote that "I can keep recommending books as long as people keep requesting me to." But I just had to follow that provocative statement up with a dare: "Wanna try me? I could easily whip up another list after this one!"
I'm not surprised that it took less than a month for one Corbett Report member to take me up on that dare. And now there are people asking for a 4K high res pic of my bookshelf so they can go out and buy every single book I own. Note: I will not do that because, to be clear, I wouldn't recommend every book on my bookshelf.
Having said that, I am a man of my word so, in addition to: the New World Order Reading List; the tour of my bookshelf; the Liberty Weekly book recommendation roundtable; the WWI book recommendations; the book-off with Richard Grove; Another 25 Books You Should Read; and Your Summer Reading List, I now present to you Another Another 25 Books You Should Read. The only question now is how long it will take for someone to ask for Another Another Another 25 Books You Should Read.
American Tabloid by James Ellroy
If you have ever found yourself wondering what a plot like the JFK assassination (or the OKC bombing or 9/11 or . . . ) would look like from the perspective of one of the bagmen on the ground, this is the book for you. American Tabloid is not a scholarly treatise about the inner workings of the JFK plot; it is an imaginative story that gives you an incredibly vivid sense of what an enormous, sprawling, intricate, multi-faceted plot looks like from the inside and how compartmentalization in the murky underworld of mafioso and rogue intelligence agencies actually works. I couldn't recommend this book more strongly, and you should definitely read it before checking out my FLNWO episode about it.
Disconnecting the Dots by Kevin Fenton
Exactly as the book's subtitle promises, Fenton does a masterful deep dive into the CIA and FBI's documentable role in enabling the events of 9/11 and covering up their culpability in the plot. Supported by copious documentation, Fenton reconnects the deliberately disconnected dots of the 9/11 conspiracy by naming names and identifying key players for the first time. If you were interested in the final 20 minutes of Part 2 of False Flags: The Secret History of Al Qaeda, then you'll enjoy this book.
The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America by Peter Dale Scott
Given the title, you might go into this book thinking it is just another 9/11 truth tract, but you'd be mistaken. With his usual attention to detail and exhaustive citations, Scott has written an academic but accessible study of the historical context of 9/11, with chapters ranging from "Nixon, Kissinger, and the Decline of the Public State" to "Brzezinski, Oil, and Afghanistan" to "The Pre-9/11 Cover-up of Ali Mohamed and Al Qaeda" and much more. The work includes valuable insights into the broader 9/11 conspiracy, including Cheney and Rumsfeld's work on continuity of government planning and (as I mentioned in my recent conversation with Pete Quinones) the infighting between oligarchical factions.
Triple Cross by Peter Lance
Are you familiar with the remarkable story of Ali Mohamed? Mohamed is (was?) Al Qaeda's "triple agent" who, we are told, penetrated the CIA, the US Army Special Forces at Fort Bragg and the FBI, all while acting as Osama Bin Laden's security manager and aiding all of the major Al Qaeda terror plots of the 1990s. Incredibly, many in the truth community who came up in the past couple of decades of YouTube documentaries and popcorn conspiritainment had never even heard of Mohamed until they saw my False Flags: The Secret History of Al Qaeda. As usual, though, my documentary was only able to scratch the surface of this literally unbelievable story. For a much more detailed examination, you'll want to consult this book by Peter Lance. Although some of Lance's conclusions and sources are questionable, this book provides more than enough documented details about Mohamed's in-credible career to make it worth the time for anyone serious about 9/11 truth.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn
The book that YouTube doesn't want you to read (apparently). That's right, you may recall that I was pontificating about the nature of science and citing The Structure of Scientific Revolutions in Science Says, the episode of my podcast that got the dreaded third strike on YouTube and resulted in the censorship of The Corbett Report YouTube channel. If you enjoyed that episode of the podcast and found the Kuhn excerpts contained therein compelling (or you just want to find out what all the hubbub is about and why the philosophy of science is such a hot-button topic in the age of biosecurity), you'll want to check out this book.
The Great Reset by Klaus Schwab and Thierry Malleret
Did you see that quote from this book, where dastardly Bond villain Klaus Schwab was talking about the need to eliminate the useless eaters? Well, if you had actually read the book you could have immediately identified that quotation as disinformation (designed to discredit opposition to Schwab and his Great Reset agenda). So, in the spirit of "listening to the enemy," we should probably include a bit of "reading the enemy," hey? After all, how can we hope to understand the elitists' agenda (let alone thwart it) if we don't even bother to read what they are openly bragging about? Although you will of course need to keep your critical thinking cap on at all times and not take anything in the book at face value, this tome nonetheless gives us a greater understanding of what Schwab and his cronies really mean when they talk about the Great Reset and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan
If you're like me, you probably always had a sense of unease with Marshall McLuhan. He was always a little too establishment-friendly, his work too hyped by the mainstream, his pithy catch phrases cited by too many normie pundits to be taken seriously. But again, if you are like me you'll realize after reading this book how much baby you were throwing out with that bathwater. McLuhan's insights into the nature of the media (defined in the broadest possible sense of the word) are indeed profound, and they become only more and more relevant as we are subsumed by the global electronic consciousness that he identified and delineated. If you are at all philosophically inclined, I can safely say you will never look at media in the same way again after having read this book.
The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein
Eisenstein covers one of the topics in the McLuhan wheelhouse (the revolution initiated by Gutenberg's movable type printing press), but in a diametrically opposite manner. Whereas McLuhan is a mischievous, figurative, hyperbolic and decidedly abstract thinker, prone to condensing major insights into quotable one-liners, Eisenstein is a careful, meticulous and academic thinker who is out to set the record straight and bring people back to the historical record. There are no grand, sweeping generalizations here, no summarizations of hundreds of years of history in a few paragraphs like you find in McLuhan. Instead, Eisenstein carefully examines and deftly synthesizes the available information about the societal transformation that took place around Gutenberg's invention. The end results are largely compatible with McLuhan's thesis, but for those who prefer methodical works of historical scholarship, Eisenstein might be more your cup of tea.
Johann Gutenberg: The Man and his Invention by Albert Kapr
As translator Douglas Martin notes in his introduction to this biography of the famed movable type printing press inventor, there was no satisfactory, up-to-date single-volume biography of Gutenberg in English until he undertook this translation of Kapr's German language book. Replete with facts, dates and documents, and supplemented by informed speculation that is clearly identified as informed speculation, this biography is essential to anyone seeking to put together a documentary series on the history of mass media (and maybe even regular readers who are interested in the subject!).
The Real Anthony Fauci by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
You will probably already have caught my interview with RFK Jr. about this book, but if not, now might be a good time to watch, listen to or read it. If you're interested in knowing more about the erection of the biosecurity grid in the US, you'll definitely want to read the book. After subjecting myself to Bill Gates' latest twaddle, it really struck me afresh what a monumental achievement Kennedy's book is. With over two thousand footnotes, The Real Anthony Fauci is the most thorough history yet written of Fauci, the NIH, the HIV/AIDS scam, the Gates Foundation, Big Pharma, Remdesivir, the COVID "vaccines," and the biosecurity complex being erected in the name of "public health."
The Essence of Anarchy by Richard Cox
As you might be able to guess, I receive lots of questions from people via the Corbett Report contact form (hence the Questions For Corbett podcast). Of all the topics in these queries, the one most frequently raised is anarchism: Can we really imagine a society that isn't predicated on the threat of violence by the state? Beyond imagining such a society, can we actually bring a stateless world about? How would that world function? Instead of offering a step-by-step guide to achieving anarchy or an academic essay loaded with endless footnotes to dusty old philosophical tracts, this book takes a much more personal and accessible approach. Starting with a fundamental statement of principles, Cox then gives an account of his own attempt to wrestle with the usual questions—What is property? What's so good about consent? How can we imagine education or healthcare without a state?—to arrive at some fundamental answers about the nature of anarchy and why it is indeed a tenable "political" philosophy.
Bowling Alone by Robert Putnam
There are books that are so sensationalistic, so lurid, so scandalous or so tawdry that it's no surprise they end up at the top of that ode to the lowest common literary denominator known as The New York Times Bestseller List. And then there's Bowling Alone. This book is—despite its bestselling status—a serious work of sociology through and through. Claims are studiously sourced. Academic studies are not just cited; their methodologies are detailed, and alternative interpretations of the data are noted. In the end, the book does not offer definitive conclusions so much as reasonable statements based on the data available. And yet the subject it tackles—the loss of "social capital" and the steady decline in civic engagement in America in the latter half of the twentieth century—is so important to the average person that the book catapulted Putnam to national fame despite the decidedly scholarly nature of his writing. Bowling Alone is definitely worth the read . . . even if you find yourself screaming at the page "It's the TV, stupid! It's the TV that did it!" when Putnam doesn't quite land on that obvious conclusion.
The Square and the Tower by Niall Ferguson
Ferguson is one of those authors who seems to pride himself on being on the outer fringes of the respectable mainstream of historical scholarship, and in that regard his books often contain more useful information than he intends. Although books like this one (or his book on WWI or his history of the Rothschilds) need to be taken with a gigantic grain of salt, it is funny to see him preface admissions of the profound historical importance of the Freemasons or the Rothschilds with his "But I'm NOT a conspiracy theorist" schtick. Whatever its shortcomings on this or that particular historical point, the fundamental premise of the book—that historians have for too long neglected networks of power as the true drivers of change—is an apt one, and it obviously pertains to the work done here at The Corbett Report.
Pseudopandemic: New Normal Technocracy by Iain Davis
If you are a reader of Davis' voluminous essays at In-This-Together.com, you'll know that he is a careful researcher who is good at digging up the pieces of an important story and fitting them together. This book—documenting the lies and obfuscations that were used to gin up the COVID pseudopandemic and outlining how those lies are being used to set up a "new normal" based around the principals of technocracy—is no exception to that pattern. With plenty of well-researched examples and copious evidence, Pseduopandemic is a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any serious scholar of current events or of anyone looking to introduce the reality of COVID-1984 to friends or family. Also, don't miss my interview with Iain about the book either before or after you read it!
A Lie Too Big to Fail by Lisa Pease
Do you know how many shots were fired in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel the night Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated? How many pictures of the crime scene were burned in a hospital incinerator? What happened to key evidence like ceiling and door panels containing bullet holes? Who interviewed, interrogated and harassed multiple witnesses into changing their story surrounding the events of that night—through psychological examinations that bordered on torture? What Sirhan Sirhan's actual role in all of this was or to whom he was connected? Well, you will after reading this book. The result of over 20 years of original, boots-on-the-ground gumshoe research by Lisa Pease, A Lie Too Big to Fail is absolutely essential for anyone hoping to understand the true story of the RFK assassination.
The Gray Lady Winked by Ashley Rindsberg
We all know that The New York Times is a propaganda rag that serves as a mouthpiece for the establishment. For many of us, it's enough simply to know that. But those of us who want to learn about specific examples of times that America's "newspaper of record" deliberately lied to its readers would be well served by giving this book a read. Although I do not always agree with the author's political leanings or his conclusions, the specific case studies of NYT propaganda contained in The Gray Lady Winked serve as valuable history lessons for those who want to take their critique of the paper beyond surface level platitudes.
An Aristocracy of Critics by Stephen Bates
Sure, you know all about Elon Musk's latest Twitter buyout negotiation drama, but do you know about the Hutchins Commission? Formally named the "Commission on Freedom of the Press," it was put together in 1946 by Henry Luce of Time-Life infamy to address the free speech issues of his day—which, perhaps unsurprisingly, remain the free speech issues of our day. Delving into the threats to free speech and the free press, the nature of the First Amendment, the government's role in safeguarding against those threats, and the effect that the advent of the mass media in the 20th century (and the media oligopoly that resulted) had on these questions, the Hutchins Commission's final report remains a touchstone in scholarship on these issue to this day. But even beyond the commission's existence and findings, the ins and outs of its story—the vivid picture that Bates paints of the characters who populated the panel and the way they butted heads—makes for a fascinating narrative in and of itself.
The Watchdogs Didn't Bark by John Duffy & Ray Nowosielski
If you saw Part 2 of False Flags: The Secret History of Al Qaeda, then you'll remember former Counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke's startling admission that the truthers are right: the CIA and its top leadership (right up to then-Director George Tenet himself) deliberately aided the 9/11 conspiracy and then covered it up. As I explain in the documentary, Clarke's version of events is, of course, a limited hangout, but it is nonetheless an important piece of the bigger story of 9/11. Well, that interview was conducted by independent filmmakers John Duffy and Ray Nowosielski (the same team that created the 2006 landmark 9/11: Press For Truth documentary), and this book is what resulted from their talk with Clarke. Although prone to the same types of limited hangout and not-going-all-the-way arguments that Clarke himself used to frame the subject, this book is nonetheless an important exploration of this pivotal part of the 9/11 plot.
The Commission by Philip Shenon
Remember how Philip Zelikow drafted an outline of the 9/11 Commission's final report—including chapter headings, sub-headings, and sub-sub-headings—even before the commission's staff had convened a single meeting? And remember how the staffers (when they learned of this outline) circulated a parody titled “The Warren Commission Report: Preemptive Outline," including the mock chapter title: "Single Bullet: We Haven't Seen the Evidence Yet, But Really, We're Sure"? Well, that little tidbit—along with numerous other factoids about the 9/11 cover-up commission you might have heard over the years—was first exposed and reported by Shenon in this book. If you're looking for the unvarnished truth about 9/11, you'll have to look elsewhere (or wait for Part 3 of The Secret History of Al Qaeda), but this book contains enough morsels about the 9/11 Commission's ridiculous antics that it deserves to be on the bookshelf (virtual or otherwise) of any serious student of 9/11 Truth.
Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier
Jaron Lanier is a crazy conspiracy theorist who believes that Russian misinformation campaigns on social media helped steal the 2016 US presidential (s)election from Hillary Clinton, and as a result none of his political ideas or opinions should be taken seriously. In fact, he should be laughed at and roundly ridiculed for them. Having said that, his book does make some genuinely important points about the nature of social media and why you should delete your social media accounts now. Thankfully, every single one of my readers has already done that, so this might be a good book to share with a friend, family member or neighbor who hasn't quite gotten the message yet.
The Internet is Not What You Think it Is: A History, A Philosophy, A Warning by Justin E. H. Smith
For the philosophically inclined, this is an occasionally insightful exploration of the nature of the internet and of electronic media generally. In addition to a reality check about the utopian vision of the internet propounded in some corners, Smith offers some intriguing historical examples and draws from a number of disciplines to strike at the deeper questions about consciousness, intelligence and what it means to be human in an increasingly wired age.
The Tuttle Twins and the Miraculous Pencil by Connor Boyack
As viewers of my #SolutionsWatch episode with Connor Boyack from last year will know, The Tuttle Twins is a series of children's books with a libertarian bent. Teaching children about the basics of liberty, history and economics, the books employ vivid illustrations with easily understandable storylines to keep young readers hooked. I like the fact that each one is based on an important book (like Hayek's Road to Serfdom or Griffin's The Creature From Jekyll Island) or essay (like Leonard Read's "I, Pencil"), with The Miraculous Pencil being my favourite so far. But who cares what I like? The important thing is that my nine-year-old boy immediately got the point of this book and was able to apply its lessons to the world around him, and my six-year-old girl has just started getting into the series, asking me to read the pencil book to her at bedtime. These books are Corbett kid approved!
State of Exception by Giorgio Agamben
If my recent podcast on States of Emergency whet your appetite for Agamben's unique blend of history, philosophy and legal scholarship, then you will definitely want to do yourself the favour of reading this book. As the excerpts I shared in that episode demonstrate, this is a penetrating, insightful look at the history of the legal concept of the "state of exception" by which rulers declare themselves de facto tyrants, and (as I'm sure I don't need to demonstrate here) its relevance to our modern era makes it a profoundly important treatise.
In my interview with Dr. Levine about the book, he described it as "a book about anti-authoritarians and a book for anti-authoritarians." Since that covers the majority of my audience, it's a safe bet that this book will be up the alley of the typical Corbett Reporteer. After defining what an anti-authoritarian is, Levine goes into great detail about how anti-authoritarians have historically been marginalized, criminalized, pathologized and institutionalized. Then he documents examples of anti-authoritarians who have hurt themselves or their cause by failing to harness their impulses in a productive way, and, helpfully, offers examples of anti-authoritarians who have had success bringing about changes in the world.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
I'm sure I don't need to tell you that the digital Library of Alexandria is on fire (if only because I've already told you precisely that). But given that the library is on fire and given that the would-be Scary Poppinses of the newly "cancelled" Disinformation Governance Board seem intent on fanning the flames of digital censorship with their schemes for ridding the world of unapproved opinions, perhaps we can take a brief respite from 1984 allusions (but only a brief one) to add a new literary touchstone to the canon of conspiracy realist fiction: Bradbury's classic Fahrenheit 451. If you've read it, you will know precisely how it relates to our coming censorship dystopia. And if you haven't . . . well, enjoy a very well-written work of literature that just so happens to have something very important to say about the value of preserving books.
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