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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
I only got about ¼ into this. I don't like the shifty way Klein argues her points. I felt like I was being propagandized rather than educated.

Much of...more
Jun 15, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
A collection of vignettes — some only a paragraph long, few longer than a page — of episodes from the years leading up to the second World War, and th...more
Jun 11, 2008
Mar 22, 2008
Running on Emptiness: The Pathology of Civilization
John Zerzan is an anarcho-primitivist theorist who got some notoriety when the newstainment media caught on that he was a philosophical godfather to t...more
Jun 04, 2002
Jun 09, 2007
The Next American Civil War
I can’t say I was all that optimistic when I saw the title, or when the publicist who sent me the copy promised that Harris was “the conservative Amer...more
May 06, 2010
May 04, 2010
The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History
A semi-heretical look at our curious species using sociobiology, meme theory, and facts that don’t fit well into consensus reality (did you know that...more
Sep 21, 1997
Jun 09, 2007
The Painted Word
Liked it lots, but I always feel a little gypped when a publisher puffs up what amounts to a magazine feature’s worth of words with a big font, genero...more
Feb 19, 2008
Feb 19, 2008
Break His Bones: The Private Life of a Holocaust Revisionist
Myself, I’m pretty satisfied with the orthodox interpretation of the Holocaust: roughly, that the virulently race-crazed, antisemitic, and murderous N...more
Feb 08, 2008
Feb 09, 2008
The Question of German Guilt
Jaspers tries to pin down what sorts of guilt can attach to people and peoples, and what the appropriate responses are — using the experience of the G...more
May 2006
Jun 09, 2007
The Blood of Others
I’ve lately been reading Simone de Beauvoir’s novel The Blood of Others. In general I seem to be able to get a better feel for French existentialists...more
Oct 04, 2011
Aug 22, 2011
Share or Die: Voices of the Get Lost Generation in the Age of Crisis
Share or Die is a new book edited by Neil Gorenflo, of The Abundance League and Shareable magazine. It is a set of stories about modern life in a stag...more
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
An Existentialist Ethics
Hazel Barnes wrestles with the question of whether an ethics can be derived from humanistic, atheistic existentialism or whether instead such existent...more
Oct 14, 2010
Sep 22, 2010
To the Finland Station: A Study in the Writing and Acting of History
Ah, Communism… where the hell did that bullshit come from anyway? Edmund Wilson has followed the footsteps back along the trail in a book that gives a...more
Nov 23, 2007
Aug 31, 2007
The Price of Freedom
The Price of Freedom presents excerpts from the journals of Henry David Thoreau in which he writes about law, government, man in society, war, economi...more
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Oct 24, 2007
We Won't Pay!: A Tax Resistance Reader
When Juanita Nelson went to jail in her bathrobe in 1959 after being arrested for her war tax resistance, a sympathetic visitor told her: “You know, y...more
Apr 2008
Apr 04, 2008
Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room
If you love Stalker and you're looking for a way to experience it again in a new way because there seem to be diminishing returns from just watching S...more
Apr 10, 2012
Jan 05, 2012
UnGodly: A True Story of Unprecedented Evil
A book about the Nuwaubian cult of Dwight York (check Wikipedia if you're curious). It's a fascinating story that I've been following for years -- sin...more
Jul 24, 2008
Jun 09, 2007
Free Will: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Such a tiny, slim book, and yet it took me so long to get from one cover to the other.

It's clearly-written, for the most part, and dense with informat...more
Jun 27, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture
Cows are inefficiently raised and devoured in the United States, while in India, people would rather go hungry than eat cow flesh. In the Jewish and M...more
Jan 1999
Jun 09, 2007
Dissenting Opinions: Public Addresses on Justice, Peace and the Consequences of Dissent
Clare Hanrahan, who has been a war tax resister for almost thirty years, and has been active in a number of other direct action projects and campaigns...more
Feb 08, 2009
Feb 07, 2009
Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil: A Report on the Beguilings of Evil

In Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil: A Report on the Beguilings of Evil, Fred E. Katz begins where Hannah Arendt’s examination of the banality o

Dec 30, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War
The GI support group Courage to Resist conducted interviews with several members of the U.S. military who in recent years have wised up and turned the...more
Aug 31, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
Rats! Your guide to protecting yourself against snitches, informers, informants, agents provocateurs, narcs, finks, and similar vermin

In Claire Wolfe’s new book: Rats Your guide to protecting yourself against snitches informers informants agents provocateus narcs finks and similar ve

Dec 03, 2012
Dec 03, 2012
The American Credo: A Contribution Toward the Interpretation of the National Mind
The first half is very (all?) Mencken: a cringe-inducing look at the center of gravity of the American democratically-induced consensus reality circa...more
Nov 24, 2012
Nov 24, 2012
Escape in Prison
Ghis, formerly known as Ghislaine Lanctôt, sent me a copy of her new book, Escape in Prison. It’s actually the new English translation of a book that...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 29, 2010
Whatever Happened to Good and Evil?
It’s Halloween. Wanna hear something scary? There may be absolutely no objective standard of moral right and wrong. Good and evil might be entirely su...more
Oct 30, 2011
Oct 29, 2011
The Kingdom of God is Within You, Christianity & Patriotism, Miscellanies
Tolstoy’s The Kingdom of God Is Within You overwhelmed me,” wrote M.K. Gandhi. “It left an abiding impression on me.”

Ammon Hennacy wrote: “I felt tha...more
Sep 07, 2010
Sep 05, 2010
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Nonviolent Strategies and Tactics for Social Change
The subtitle, "Nonviolent Strategies and Tactics for Social Change," describes a book I would rather have read. But this book was still interesting. I...more
Apr 20, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
Beatrice the Cadbury Heiress Who Gave Away Her Fortune
I research tax resistance, particularly conscientious tax resistance, and so I learned about Beatrice and Kees Boeke through the war tax resistance th...more
May 19, 2012
May 16, 2012
Report By Her Majesty’s Commissioner and Correspondence on the subject of the Insurrection in the Sierra Leone Protectorate, 1898

And it came to pass in 1896 that there went out an ordinance from Her Majesty the Queen of England that all the territories adjacent to the Colony of

Dec 05, 2011
Dec 04, 2011
Extreme Virtue: Truth And Leadership In Five Great American Lives
Sartwell explores “public virtue and moral character” by examining five of his heroes in “a kind of bootstrap operation in which the cardinal virtues...more
Apr 2007
Jun 12, 2007
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