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Capturing the wear and tear of an idealism thwarted by decades of diplomatic compromise. Image: © Adam Bartos

International Territory: Official Utopia and the United Nations, 1945-1995

Christopher Hitchens and Adam Bartos

“Bartos’ remarkable photographs of the U.N. Building in New York look cold and formal. But only at first. Actually they are full of feeling. This is the haunted house of idealist bureaucracy, filled with the ghosts of promises and suffused with nostalgia for the utopian rigor of high modernism. Nobody has ever put that in a photo before, and Hitchens’ essay expertly peoples the empty spaces of Bartos’ work.”— Robert Hughes

Publisher: Verso
Hardback: 168 pages
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Reviews

The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity

Michael Maren

“Maren has spent much of the last 20 years in Africa, first as an aid worker, later as a journalist. He witnessed at close range a harrowing series of wars, famines and natural disasters. In The Road to Hell he tells how CARE unwittingly assisted a Somali dictator in building a political and economic power base. How the U.N., Save the Children and many other nongovernmental organizations provided raw materials for ethnic factions who subsequently threatened genocidal massacres in Rwanda and Burundi. He brings first-hand reports of African farmers, Western aid workers and corrupt politicians from many countries joined together in a vicious circle of self-interest. Above all, he heralds an important truth: humanitarian intervention and foreign-aid activity is necessarily political. It gets hijacked by powerful charities and agricultural interests. It is cynically manipulated by local strongmen to control rebellious populations. And it is the last refuge of Western colonialism.”

Publisher: Free
Hardback: 302 pages

S.C.U.M. Manifesto

Valerie Solanas

Aside from being a deranged homicidal dyke, the late Valerie Solanas was also a visionary social theorist. Before she became infamous as the would-be assassin of Andy Warhol, Valerie, already well established as a conspicuous daub of lower Manhattan’s local color, founded the one-woman terrorist organization S.C.U.M. (Society for Cutting Up Men) and wrote the S.C.U.M. Manifesto, a wonderfully toxic anti-capitalist, lesbian separatist rant that puts the blame squarely where it belongs: on those fucked-up male chauvinist pigs! S.C.U.M. sends out a clarion call to “civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and destroy the male sex.” Other targets: hippies, “great art,” fatherhood, politeness, “pussy.” She cobbles out her thesis in such a charmingly autocratic style that even her more dubious notions (sex is out in her utopia) read like common sense. And just because a few billion people would have to be butchered to implement her plan doesn’t necessarily mean that she’s wrong. Who needs Catherine McKinnon and Andrea Dworkin? Pick up S.C.U.M. Manifesto and learn the real definition of “feminazi.” MG

Publisher: AK
Paperback: 24 pages

Scorched Earth: The Military’s Assault on the Environment

William Thomas

Uncle Sam is “the single largest generator of hazardous wastes in the U.S.” It’s an undeclared war on the Big Blue Marble. We’re talking major, major, major pollution: radar “smog,” fuel dumps, unexploded explosives, discarded chemicals, radiation waste, nerve gas, etc., all heading to a groundwater site near you. “Drawing on first-hand experience and more than 100 carefully researched sources, “ the author “describes the stunning extent of the pollution that the world’s armed forces create each day—even during peace time—through their testing, maneuvers, accidents, toxic dumping, emergencies and uranium mining and processing.” Also documents “the growing citizen’s movement—often led by women—for military cleanup and conversion.” A good place to start is “the most contaminated square mile on Earth,” located 16 miles outside of Denver. It’s the result of a “toxic face-off” between neighboring Rocky Mountain Arsenal and McClellan Air Force Base. GR

Publisher: New Society
Paperback: 227 pages

The Secret Empire: How 25 Multinationals Rule the World

Janet Lowe

“Shows the global giants who are often more influential than the countries in which they operate! Lowe identifies the leading multinationals, describing what they do, their corporate personalities and who runs them.”

Publisher: Irwin
Hardback: 335 pages

Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare

Michael A. Hoffman II

Fastidiously describes the bovine masses being herded by those evil Masons working in consort with a secret 666-mind-control government called the “cryptocracy,” and clues us in how:
• “the Trinity Site” (the first atomic bomb test site in New Mexico) was Masonically determined—and Dealy Plaza, the sight of John Kennedy’s triangulation murder (rife with Masonic symbols, natch) was the location of the first Masonic temple in Dallas.
• politicians like Mario Cuomo and Marion Berry flash the “devil’s horns” gesture during speeches.
• the TV viewing audience is conditioned to accept staged murders by “lone-nut” assassinations via such stunts as the planting of a fugitive lead character named Hinckley on the premiere of the ABC show The Greatest American Hero—two weeks before Reagan was shot.
• the author of The Ultimate Evil, Maury Terry, was a close friend of James Carr, the son of Sam Carr, but denied it. When later asked why, Terry claimed he had “forgotten” that he knew Carr.
• the capstone on everybody’s favorite pyramid—the one on the dollar bill—will not be shown as completed until 22 satellites are placed around the Earth, at which point complete media/mind control will be in place.
• the defect in the Intel computer chip was announced the next business day after the Unabomber’s package killed IBM executive T. Mosser.
Includes photos of such Masons as “Jack the Ripper” and Harry S Truman (in “full occult regalia”), and examples of demonic subliminals in advertising. Let the cataclysm begin! MS

Publisher: Independent History and Research
Paperback: 126 pages

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Sovereign American’s Handbook

Johnny Liberty

“Amazing, straightforward guide to reclaiming your sovereignty under the Constitution. A tax-resisters manual combined with radical philosophical discourse. This is the side of the populist movement the media won’t tell you about.” FLA

Publisher: Flatland
Paperback: 240 pages

The Sovereign Military Order of Malta

Françoise Hervet

“A scholarly overview of the Knights of Malta and their shadowy role in international intelligence operations. Hervet discusses the Order’s history, the American Association of SMOM, the American-Italian connection, the fascist P-2 Lodge, AmeriCares and the group’s covert political goals. It’s church and state, working together to propagate fascism.”

Publisher: Prevailing Winds
Pamphlet

Speed and Politics

Paul Virilio

“The loss of material space leads to the government of nothing but time… The violence of speed has become both the location and the law, the world’s destiny and its destination.”

Publisher: Autonomedia
Paperback: 166 pages

State-Organized Crime

William J. Chambliss

“Criminologist Chambliss presented this paper at the American Society of Criminology. He provides a persuasive overview of U.S. government involvement in narcotics peddling, comparing characters like North, Singlaub, Secord and Hull to pirates of yore. Just as European rulers from the 16th to 19th centuries licensed pirates to attack rival states (taking a cut in the process), the U.S. has made similar deals to obtain financing for covert operations.”

Publisher: Prevailing Winds
Pamphlet: 10 pages

Stolen for Profit: How the Medical Establishment Is Funding a National Pet Theft Conspiracy

Judith Reitman

“The schemes and numbers did not shock Mary Warner. Few horror stories shocked her anymore. The ever-growing list of casualties tacked on her wall was a tragic reminder that nothing had really changed: over 10,000 dogs missing in Rochester, New York, within six months in 1983; 700 dogs missing in 11 months in Orlando, Florida, in 1985; 985 dogs and cats missing within 11 months in 1987 in Concord, North Carolina; over 1,000 dogs and cats reported missing in Indianapolis in one month in 1989. In 1990, in Columbus, Georgia, 2,500 dogs and cats had been reported missing: 5,000 in two consecutive years.” GR

Publisher: Pharos
Hardback: 258 pages