Overarching Themes

  1. Brzezinski, Zbigniew. The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives. New York: Basic Books, 1997.

  2. Plato. The Republic. New York: Penguin Books, 1987.

  3. Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. New York: Applause, 1996.

American Domestic Front

  1. Asimov, Isaac. Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation (it's a trilogy)

  2. D'souza, Dinesh. What's so Great About America. Maryland: Regnery Publishing Co., 2002.

  3. Ellsberg, Daniel. Secrets: A Memoir Of Vietnam And The Pentagon Papers. New York: Viking, 2002.

  4. Hatfield, J. H. Fortunate Son. Brooklyn: Soft Skull Press, 2002.

  5. Hitler, Adolph. Mein Kampf. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001.

  6. Kettl, Donald F. Team Bush - leadership lessons from the Bush White House. New York: McGraw Hill Co., 2003

  7. Machiavelli, Niccolò. The Prince.

  8. Miller, Mark Crispin. The Bush Dyslexicon. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2002.

  9. Moore, Michael. Stupid White Men. New York: Regan Books, 2001.

  10. Moore and Slater. Bush's Brain. New Jersey: Wiley, John & Sons., 2003

  11. Orwell, George. 1984. New York: Signet Classics, 1976.

  12. Orwell, George. Animal Farm. New York: Signet Classics, 1996.

  13. Palast, Greg. The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. New York: Plume Books, 2003.

  14. Shirer, William. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. New York: MJF Books, 1990.

  15. Stone, I. F. The I. F. Stone Reader.

  16. Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States. New York: Perrennial Classics, 1999.

American Military-Industrial Complex

  1. Ambrose, Stephen. Eisenhower: Soldier and President. New York: Touchstone, 1990.

  2. Asimov, Isaac. I, Robot. New York: Bantam Books, 1991.

  3. Briody, Dan. The Iron Triangle: Inside the Secret World of the Carlyle Group. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2003.

  4. Caldicott, Helen. The New Nuclear Danger - George W. Bush's Military Industrial Complex. New York: The New Press, 2002.

  5. Chomsky, Noam & Herman, Edward. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. Maryland: Pantheon Books, 2002.

  6. Hartmann, Thom. Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Domination and the Theft of Human Rights. Rodale Inc., 2002.

  7. Melman, Seymour. After Capitalism. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.

  8. Prashad, Vijay. Fat Cats and Running Dogs: The Enron Stage Of Capitalism. Maine: Common Courage Press, 2003.


  1. Abu Khalil, Asad. Bin Laden, Islam and America's new war on Terrorism. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2002.

  2. Ahmed, Nafeez M. The War on Freedom. United Kingdom: Media Messenger Books, 2002.

  3. Brisard and Dasquié, Forbidden Truth - U.S. - Taliban Secret Oil Diplomacy And The Failed Hunt For Bin Laden. New York: Thunder Mouth's Press, 2002.

  4. Chomsky, Noam. 9-11. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2001.

  5. Chossudovsky, Michel. War And Globalization - The Truth Behind September 11. Canada: Global Outlook, 2002.

American Foreign Policy Front

  1. Ali, Tariq. Clash of Fundamentalisms. U.K. Verso Books, 2002.

  2. Augustine. The City of God against the Pagans. U.K. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

  3. Bennis, Phyllis. Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the September 11th Crisis. New York: Olive Branch Press, 2003.

  4. Bennis, Phyllis. Calling the Shots. New York: Olive Branch Press, 2000.

  5. Chomsky, Noam. Of Pirates and Emperors. Boston: South End Press, 2003.

  6. Chomsky, Noam The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many. Arizona: Odonian Press, 1994.

  7. Chomsky, Noam. Understanding Power - The Indispensable Chomsky. New York: The New Press, 2002.

  8. Chomsky, Noam. “Western State Terrorism”. Out of Print. Chapter 2 available on the web.

  9. Clark, Ramsey. the children are dying - The impact of sanctions on Iraq. Second Edition. New York: International Action Center, 1998.

  10. Danaher, Kevin. 10 Reasons to abolish the IMF and World Bank. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2001.

  11. Davies, Meryl Wyn and Sardar, Ziauddin. Why Do People Hate America. New York: The Disinformation Company, 2002.

  12. Ghosh, Amitav. The Glass Palace. New York: Random House, 2002.

  13. Hiro, Dilip. Iraq: In the Eye of the Storm. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2002.

  14. Hiro, Dilip. The Longest War: The Iran- Military Conflict. New York: Routeledge, 1991.

  15. Hitchen, Christopher. The Trial Of Henry Kissinger. New York: Verso, 2001.

  16. Huntington, Samuel P. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. New York: Touchstone Books, 1996.

  17. Johnson, Chalmers. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire. New York: Owl Books, 2000.

  18. Malik, Aftab A., ed. Shattered Illusions - Analyzing the War on Terrorism. England: Amal Press, 2002.

  19. Perkins, John. Confessions of an Economic Hitman. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2005.

  20. Pilger, John. The New Rulers of the World. New York: Verso, 2002.

  21. Powell, Colin. My American Journey. Maryland: Ballantine Books, 1996, reprint 2003.

  22. Rashid, Ahmed. Taliban. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

  23. Woodward, Bob. Bush at War. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.

  24. Zunes, Stephen. Tinderbox. Maine: Common Courage Press, 2003.


  1. Arendt, Hannah Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. See The Portable Hannah Arendt. New York: Penguin Putnam Inc., 2000.

  2. Aruri, Naseer H. Dishonest broker - The US Role in Israel and Palestine. Cambridge: South End Press, 2003.

  3. Aruri, Naseer ed. Palestinian Refugees: The Right of Return. London: Pluto Press 2001.

  4. Baker, William W. Theft of a Nation. Las Vegas: Defender's Publications, 1982.

  5. Carey, Roane and Shainin, Jonathan Ed., The Other Israel - Voices of Refusal and Dissent. New York: The New Press, 2002.

  6. Chmiel, Mark Elie Wiesel and the Politics of Moral Leadership. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001.

  7. Chomsky, Noam. Middle East Illusions. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003.

  8. Chorover, Steve. From Genesis to Genocide.

  9. Fisk, Robert. Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon. New York: Thunder Mouth's Press, 2002.

  10. Frank, Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl. Maryland: Bantam Books, Inc., 1993.

  11. Hersh, Seymour M. The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy. New York: Random House, 1991.

  12. Reinhart, Tanya. Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2002.

  13. Said, Edward W. The End of the Peace Process: Oslo and After. New York: Vintage Books, 2000.

  14. Weir, Alison Pamphlet, Rachel's Letters published by 'If Americans Knew'

  15. Wiesel, Elie. Night. New York: Bantam Books, 1960.

  16. Wiesel, Elie. All Rivers Run to the Sea. New York: Schocken Books, 1995.

Making War & Peace

  1. Boyle, Francis A. The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence. Atlanta: Clarity Press, 2002.

  2. Collins, John and Glover, Ross, Ed. Collateral Language: A Users Guide to America's New War. New York: New York University Press, 2002.

  3. Hedges, Chris. War is a Force that gives us Meaning. New York: PublicAffairs, 2002.

  4. Herken, Gregg Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence and Edward Teller. Virginia: Henry Holton Company Inc., 2003.

  5. Nagler, Michael N. Is There No Other Way? - The Search for a Nonviolent Future. Berkeley: Berkeley Hills Books, 2001.

  6. Roy, Arundhati. War Talk. Cambridge: South End Press, 2003.

  7. Zinn, Howard. The Zinn Reader. New York: Seven Stories Press, 1997.

  8. Zinn, Howard. You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train. Boston MA: Beacon Press, 2002.


  1. Ajami, Fouad. The Dream Palace Of The Arabs: A Generation's Odyssey. New York: Vintage Books, 1998.

  2. Bucaille, Maurice. 'La Bible, le Coran et la Science' (The Bible The Qur'an And Science). Pakistan: Idratul Qur'an, 1995.

  3. Hitti, Philip K. History of the Arabs. New York, Palgrave Macmillan, tenth edition 1970. Reprint 2002.

  4. Lewis, Bernard. Crisis of Islam - Holy War and Unholy Terror. New York: Modern Library, 2003.

  5. Lewis, Bernard. What Went Wrong? - The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East. New York: Perrennial Books, 2002.

  6. Maccoby, Hyam. The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1986.

  7. Russel, Bertrand. Why I Am Not A Christian. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1976.

  8. Russel, Bertrand. History of Western Philosophy. Second Edition, London, George Allen & Unwin 1961. Reprint 1991 by Routledge.

  9. Said, Edward. Covering Islam. Maryland: Random House Inc., 1996

  10. Said, Edward. Orientalism. Cambridge Mass: Knoef Publishing Group, 1979.

  11. Shahak, Israel. Jewish History Jewish Religion – The Weight of Three Thousand Years. London: Pluto Press, 1994. Also available free on the web.

  12. Turner, Howard R. Science in Medieval Islam. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995.

  13. Dalafi and Hassan, Ed. Renaissance of Sciences In Islamic Countries – Dr. Abdus Salam. World Scientific Publishing Co, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste Italy, 1994.

Video Sources


  1. "Truth: Exposing Israeli Apartheid" (

  2. S. Smith Patrick's "The Children of Ibdaa: To Create Something Out of Nothing" (cinesmith at

  3. Maren Karlitzky's film "No One Need Cry" Cooperativa Suttvuess 2002 (info at

  4. "People And The Land" The Story of a People Under Occupation (Diverse Media Zone, Inc.)


  1. "Children of the Cradle" by International Relief Association IRA (1-800-827-3543)

  2. "Iraq 12 Years of Sanctions" Life For Relief & Development Life (1-800-827-3543,

  3. "Unsafe Drinking Water: The 'Prime Killer' of Children in Iraq From 1991-2001” (

American Election 2000 and 9-11

  1. Aftermath - Unanswered Questions From 911” (

  2. "Coverup or Complicity" Featuring talks by Michel Chossudovsky & Barrie Zwicker with excerpts from "The Great Deception" aired on Canadian TV (1-888-713-8500,

  3. Danny Schechter's PBS video documentary "Counting on Democracy" (

  4. "The Truth and Lies of 9-11" Talk by Michael Ruppert, and interviews with Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) and Barbara Lee (D-CA). (1-818-788-8791,

  5. "The Great Deception" documentary series produced by Barrie Zwicker for Canadian Television (1-416-651-5588)

Interesting Politics

  1. Noam Chomsky's life and interview "Power and Terror"

  2. Noam Chomsky "Peering into the Abyss of the Future" (

  3. Jacques-Yves Cousteau's "75th Anniversary Celebrations" documentary

  4. Michael Moore's 2003 Academy award winning documentary "Bowling for Columbine"

Internet Sources

(web sites change frequently – these references can be found again by searching for them as keywords)

News related to America and Robert Fisk's reports The UK Independent Daily ( and (

News related to America and Greg Palast's reports The UK Guardian Daily ( and (

Editorials, Opinions, and Commentaries culled from worldwide press not often seen in mainstream media (, (, (

Pacifica Network, Flashpoints & DemocracyNow investigative reports (, (

Michael Ruppert's From the Wilderness Publications ( & soon "Across the Rubicon"

William Clark's Dollar vs. Euro foreign policy analysis (

Food First and Export Credit Agency ( and (

Israel Shamir's articles on a democratic and united Palestine-Israel (

PNAC Project for the New American Century (

National Security Strategy for America (

Discussion of William Kristol, President of PNAC, on NPR's Terry Gross/Fresh Air on 4/1/03 (

A "Citizen's response to the National Security Strategy" by Poet Wendell Berry (

Zbigniew Brzezinski's 1998 translated interview to French magazine “Le Nouvel Observateur” (

American lead prosecutor Judge Robert Jackson's final speech at the Nuremberg Trials (


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