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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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Escape Attempts: The Struggle of Resistance in Everyday Life

Stanley Cohen and Laurie Taylor

A guide to those who seek exile from a mundane lifestyle and how people have managed to deal with living. Answers the questions one might have about why escapism has become a human pastime. TD

Publisher: Routledge
Paperback: 256 pages

False Hope: The Politics of Illusion in the Clinton Era

Norman Solomon

“Concentrates on analyzing attitudes toward the Clinton presidency among many people who were glad to see the end of the Reagan-Bush years. These essays explore the need to move beyond false hope.”

Publisher: Common Courage
Paperback: 256 pages

Federal Reserve Conspiracy

Antony C. Sutton

To quote from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco help-wanted ad: “Some people still think we’re a branch of the government. We’re not. We’re the bank’s bank.” Sutton, publisher of The Phoenix Letter and the Future Technology Intelligence Report, was a professor of economics at Cal State in Los Angeles, and is a “strong constitutionalist” who “freely expresses his contempt for Washington’s usurpation of political power… but always based on facts. Chapters include: “The Bank’s Bank,” “Thomas Jefferson and the Money Power,” “Andrew Jackson: The Last Anti-Elitist President,” “The Jekyll Island Conspiracy,” “The Federal Reserve Today,” and more. FLA

Publisher: CPA
Paperback: 115 pages
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Foundations: Their Power and Influence

Rene A. Wormer

Long ago, elites discovered tax-exempt “foundations” where they could shelter their corporations and still control them. This volume is by a New York tax lawyer who specialized in estate planning. FLA

Publisher: Flatland
Paperback: 412 pages

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From the Bottom Up

Anton Pannekoek

Three council communist texts: “Party and Class,” “Strikes” and “Why Past Revolutionary Movements Have Failed.” Produced to provide a reflection on past struggles and a vision of future possibility. AK

Publisher: Collective Action
Pamphlet: 34 pages

Future Primitive and Other Essays

John Zerzan

For Zerzan the “Golden Age” is no myth. Not only did it once exist, it is once more attainable, at least to those willing to take the long trip back—neither to the revolutionary era mourned by the Left, nor to the conservative’s beloved 17th century, nor even to the feudal regimes increasingly favored by post-structuralist academia. With often surprising erudition, Zerzan sketches out a utopian theory of prehistory, comprising elements of “classical” anarchism, Luddite subversion and Green activism, which represents on every level a clean break with all of these established positions. GR

Publisher: Autonomedia
Paperback: 185 pages

Gender

Ivan Illich

An insightful examination of the different work roles taken by each sex in traditional and modern societies. Included are discussions on the development of a wage-labor system and how this development has led to the modern confusion over each sex’s role. AK

Publisher: Heyday
Paperback: 194 pages

Global Bondage: The U.N. Plan to Rule the World

Cliff Kincaid

The author doesn’t like the idea, and either does the Pope. “The United Nations is now openly laying plans for a World Government—to go along with its already functioning World Army. These plans include global taxation and an International Criminal Court that could prosecute American citizens… Also exposes: U.N. support for forced abortion and forced sterilization… the possibility of Russian military officers commanding American troops,” and “the transformation of American soldiers into ‘U.N. fighting persons.’” GR

Publisher: Huntington House
Paperback: 208 pages

The Heretic’s Handbook Of Quotations

Chaz Bufe

Contains over 2,000 quotations on a wide variety of subjects including politics, sex, law, the state, labor, capitalism, anarchism, Marxism, religion, war, militarism, Christianity, women, science, the Bible, voting/majority rule, and many others. Quoted are Bakunin, Marx, Twain, Reich, Voltaire, Shaw, Chomsky, Diderot, Lenin, Goldman, Paine, Kropotkin, Bierce, Mencken, etc.

Publisher: See Sharp
Paperback: 256 pages

Hot Money and the Politics of Debt

R.T. Naylor

“A ball of hot money rolls around the world. It seeks anonymity and political refuge; it dodges taxes and sidesteps currency controls; it rolls through shell companies and numbered accounts, phony charities and religious foundations. And it is kept rolling by misguided policymakers and white-collar criminals, by gun-runners and drug dealers, by superpower secret-service agents and Third World political elites preparing for retirement. And as the ball of hot money grows, so too does the international debt crisis, for hot money and international debt are two sides of the same devalued coin.”

Publisher: Black Rose
Paperback: 540 pages