Disturbing Truths
Remember Neo's choice in The Matrix: choose the red pill and find out the truth or choose the blue pill and lead an ignorant but happy life? For all those "red pill" people out there, which books have given you empowering but disturbing truths?
1 Animal Farm
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2 The Omnivore's Dilemma: A N...
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3 The Shock Doctrine: The Ris...
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4 1984
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5 A People's History of the U...
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6 Worse Than Watergate: The S...
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7 Silent Spring
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8 Manufacturing Consent: The ...
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9 None of Us Were Like This B...
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10 Hegemony or Survival: Ameri...
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11 Columbine
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12 Schindler's List
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13 The Prince
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14 Forced Into Faith: How Reli...
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15 Basic Economics: A Citizen'...
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16 War Against the Weak: Eugen...
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17 Eating Animals
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18 The Death of the Liberal Class
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19 Under the Banner of Heaven:...
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20 Infidel
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20 Fahrenheit 451
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22 The Culture of Make Believe
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23 War Is a Force That Gives U...
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24 Obama Zombies: How the Libe...
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25 Secrets, Lies and Democracy
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26 Reflections of Mamie - A St...
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27 The Girl Next Door
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28 In the Name of Science: A H...
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29 What Uncle Sam Really Wants
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30 Economic Facts and Fallacies
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31 The Road to Serfdom: Text a...
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31 Green Illusions
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33 On Killing: The Psychologic...
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33 How the Mind Works
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35 Fair Game: My Life as a Spy...
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36 Savage Inequalities: Childr...
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37 None Dare Call It Conspiracy
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38 Behold a Pale Horse
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39 War is a Racket: The Antiwa...
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40 Ominous Parallels
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41 The Creature from Jekyll Is...
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42 The Bell Curve: Intelligenc...
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42 Flim-Flam!
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44 The Selfish Gene
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44 The Dirty Truth
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44 Year 501: The Conquest Cont...
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47 Throw Them All Out: How Pol...
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48 Imperial Ambitions: Convers...
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49 Amazing Grace: The Lives of...
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50 The Good Old Days--They Wer...
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50 Terrorism and the Illuminati
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52 No Logo: Taking Aim at the ...
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53 Howard Zinn on War
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53 Inside American Education
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55 Brave New World
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56 Waiting for SUPERMAN: A Par...
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57 FDR's Folly: How Roosevelt ...
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58 Six by Lewis: The Abolition...
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59 The Demon-Haunted World: Sc...
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59 Dismantling America: and ot...
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61 Fooling Some of the People ...
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61 At the Hands of Persons Unk...
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61 Bright-Sided: How the Relen...
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61 Dominion: The Power of Man,...
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65 Diet for a New America: How...
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65 The Dark Side: The Inside S...
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65 Whole: Rethinking the Scien...
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68 The Skeptical Environmental...
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68 How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered T...
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70 Forbidden Zone
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71 Tangled Webs: How False Sta...
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71 Lord of the Flies
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73 The Declaration Of Independ...
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73 They Dare to Speak Out: Peo...
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75 Voltaire's Bastards: The Di...
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76 Holy Bible Life Application...
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76 Now They Call Me Infidel: W...
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78 Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witch...
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79 Fools for Scandal: How the ...
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79 The Housing Boom and Bust
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79 Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale:...
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82 Cannibals and Kings: Origin...
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83 The Structure of Scientific...
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84 Losing Ground: American Soc...
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85 America's Half-Blood Prince...
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86 A Short History of Progress
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86 The Price of Freedom: Polit...
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86 Powerdown: Options and Acti...
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86 Deadly Feasts: Tracking the...
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86 Angler: The Cheney Vice Pre...
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86 Doubting Jesus' Resurrectio...
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86 The Madhouse: A critical st...
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86 Leaving Neverland: Why Litt...
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86 How We Die: Reflections of ...
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86 The Myth of Fair and Effici...
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86 Nor the Years Condemn
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86 My Name is Joe
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86 A History of the Israeli-Pa...
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86 The Vegetarian Myth: Food, ...
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86 The United States of Air: a...
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message 1: by Jerome (new)

Jerome The Constitution and the Declaration? Huh?

And David Ray Griffin, ugh, please.


message 2: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Agreed, Jerome. Why is a solid third of this list books supporting Christianity and declaring the evils of jihadist Islam. Hardly disturbing truths--hardly truths at all! Were this list a book, it would get 1 star, for incongruity and bias. (Doesn't even include "Blowback"!)


message 3: by Talyn (new)

Talyn The Dirty Truth by T.J. Anderson is listed here twice.


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