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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

Circle of Death: Clinton’s Climb to the Presidency

Richard Odom

Comprehensive Clinton (President Bill and Hillary Rodham) true-crime book being used as part of Huntington House’s launch of its new conservative conspiracy series—although it is so obviously written and published by people who would have defended Nixon, Reagan and Bush to the death—so, now that the “conspiracy” shoe’s on the other foot… Fans of the photographic reconstruction of the murder-in-the-park in the movie Blow Up will enjoy the “double statue theory” of White House counsel Vince Foster’s body being moved three times—with his hand repositioned downward to jibe with the gun. Also on the Foster front: three alleged suicide notes, alleged romantic involvement with Hillary, and no-longer-secret deals gone sour with Bill. Mena airstrip cocaine smuggling, Whitewater banking and loan scandals, whatever you want—it’s all here to keep Bill Clinton on his tightest Trilateral leash—and it is indeed funny to be told for the first time that Bank of Credit and Commerce (BCCI) and Oliver North’s Iran-Contra were the fault of that brazen hussy Hillary. MS

Publisher: Huntington House
Paperback: 224 pages

Circle of Intrigue: The Hidden Inner Circle of the Global Illuminati Conspiracy

Texe Marrs

Evangelical update on classic John Birch Society conspiracy paradigm. “Cloaked in mystery and shrouded in secrecy, the Inner Circle is comprised of 10 powerful men. These men meet regularly—at least twice per year—in a secluded location. Their proceedings take place in a locked and sealed suite at a swank and exclusive resort hotel, or at a private estate owned by one of their minions. Their policy decisions and agenda, kept top-secret, result in the most dire and grievous consequences for ordinary citizens. Wars, revolutions, scientific discoveries, diseases, famines, financial booms—and crashes!—these are some of the life-giving or life-destroying decisions made at their confidential sessions.” Chapters include “Assemblage of the Gods: The Rise of Ten Wise Men of the Inner Circle,” “‘Ordo Ab Chao’—The Great Work of the Illuminati,” “Newt Gingrich and the Illuminati’s ‘Third Wave’ Revolution,” “The Meteoric Rise of Wicked Bill Clinton: A Classic Case Study of Illuminati Influence,” “The One-Eyed Infidel and the Naked Man on a White Horse” and “Pain, Death and the Armageddon Script.”

Publisher: Living Truth
Paperback: 303 pages
Illustrated

City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

Mike Davis

In this already-classic work, Davis, native son of the Southland (Fontana), recounts Los Angeles’ past and present as if it had never been told before, or told truly. The chapters on “Fortress L.A.” and the LAPD alone are more than worth the price of the book. Through his observation of ongoing trends in the Great American Utopia/Dystopia Davis perceives the future of the city, and implies that it will be exactly as you’d expect it would be—sublime, horrible and ludicrous, all in the same breath. The best book ever written on the City of Angels, period—indispensable. JW

Publisher: Vintage
Paperback: 480 pages

Clinton’s Conspiracy

A. Ralph Epperson

Epperson takes a look at the evidence that Bill Clinton believes that there is an evil, international conspiracy at work in the world, which Epperson traces directly back to the Rothschilds. Read the provisions for a New World Order and delve into the seamy mind of Carroll Quigley. JB

Publisher: Publius
Paperback: 74 pages

Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies and the CIA in Central America

Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall

“This important, explosive report forcefully argues that the ‘war on drugs’ is largely a sham as the U.S. Government is one of the world’s largest drug pushers… Scott and Marshall call for immediate political action to end Washington’s complicity. Their heavily documented book deserves a wide audience.”—Publishers Weekly

Publisher: University of California
Paperback: 386 pages

Colonia Dignidad

John Dinges

“Despite political changes in that country [Chile], the infamous Colonia Dignidad continues much as before. It’s the world’s most dangerous cult, the model for Jonestown and other mind-control sects. Led by Paul Schaefer—a fugitive from child molestation charges in Germany—this fascist encampment has long been accused of human-rights violations, torture and murder. A must for anyone interested in Nazis, brainwashing, child abuse, strange religions and strange politics.”

Publisher: Prevailing Winds
Paperback: 10 pages

Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA

Terry Reed and John Cummings

What was going on in Mena, Arkansas? How does it relate to Whitewater, the Rostenkowski trial, cocaine and contras? Reed claims to have worked for Ollie North, George Bush and Clinton running guns and coke through Arkansas. FLA

Publisher: Shapolsky
Hardback: 556 pages

The Conspirators' Hierarchy: The Story of the Committee of 300

Dr. John Coleman

“The upper level parallel government does not operate from dank basements and secret underground chambers. It places itself in full view in the White House, Congress and in No. 10 Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament. It is akin to those weird and supposedly terrifying ‘monster’ films, where the monster appears with distorted features, long hair and even longer teeth, growling and slavering all over the place. This is a distraction—the REAL MONSTERS wear business suits and drive to work on Capitol Hill in limousines. These men are IN OPEN VIEW. These men are the servants of the One World Government/New World Order. Like the rapist who stops to offer his victim a friendly ride, he does not LOOK like the monster he is. The same applies to government at all levels. President Bush does not LOOK like a dutiful servant of the upper-level parallel government, but make no mistake about it, he is as much a MONSTER as are those found in horror movies.”

Publisher: New Society
Paperback: 286 pages

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Critique of Everyday Life: Volume 1

Henri Lefebvre

“Linking philosophical exposition with economics and literary criticism, lyrical meditations with harsh polemics, the ‘Critique’ (first published in 1947) is an enduringly radical text which marks the invention of what we know as cultural studies.”

Publisher: Verso
Paperback: 312 pages

Dark Majesty: The Secret Brotherhood and the Magic of a Thousand Points of Light

Texe Marrs

It’s a free-for-all cage match as good battles evil and both knock themselves unconscious against the turnbuckles. Marrs details in lively if yawn-inducing style the Vast, Shadowy Network that oversees the White House, the CIA, the Vatican, the networks, the banks, and all those annoying satanic day-care centers bringing down property values in your neighborhood. As police forever trot out the same wine-addled skells to flesh out their line-ups, so Marrs offers up his own usual suspects—Bilderbergers, Trilaterals, New Agers and George Bush (whose terror-inducing quality has faded, somewhat, since he so adeptly lost the 1992 election). On occasion the reader wonders if the eternally guileless Marrs might be working too hard to tie up all the loose ends—at one point he quotes humorist Russell Baker in order to prove that Gorbachev was a CIA mole—but truth is true, wherever you find it. “Once you read this book you will know for a certainty—if you don’t already know it—that there is a World Conspiracy by a hidden elite. You will just know it. Period.” Okay, if you say so, but this isn’t Texe at his best. JW

Publisher: Living Truth
Paperback: 288 pages