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The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI’s Secret Wars Against Dissent in the U.S.

Ward Churchill and Jim Van der Wall

Fascinating dissection of the war against “subversives,” everything from assassinations to fomenting race wars.

Publisher: South End
Paperback: 468 pages


The Turner Diaries

Andrew Macdonald

Incendiary speculative-fiction, race-war novel penned by William L. Pierce, leader of the neo-Nazi National Vanguard based in the hills of West Virginia. Originally published in 1978, it is reputed to be the inspiration to Idaho’s murderous Order and the Oklahoma “fertilizer bomb.”

Publisher: National Vanguard
Paperback: 216 pages

The Unseen Hand: An Introduction to the Conspiratorial View of History

A. Ralph Epperson

The accidental theory of history: History occurs by accident, for no apparent reason. Governmental rulers are powerless to prevent events from happening. Versus the conspiratorial view of history: Historical events occur by design, for reasons that are not made known to the people. Epperson presents his controversial material in a clear and easily understood manner. The conspiracy that Mr. Epperson examines in this volume, he contends, has been in place for years. How can this be so? One explanation from George Orwell: “The party is not concerned with perpetuating its blood but with perpetuating itself.” Often who wields power is not important provided the hierarchical structure remains always the same. The method by which the conspiracy recruits new members to replace those who retire or die is to watch especially capable (in terms of the aims of said group) careers of certain candidates, then quietly invite them into the inner circle. “The possession of power transformed into a tyrant even the most devoted friend of liberty” (the Russian anarchist Bakunin). The conspirators are successful because the moral citizen cannot accept the conclusion that other individuals would actually wish to create incredibly destructive acts against their fellow citizens.
The ultimate purpose of this conspiracy is power. There are some who desire this more than material goods, although the two frequently go hand in hand. So those involved do not become rich and/or illustrious and join the conspiracy; they become rich and illustrious because they are members of the conspiracy. “Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The moral mind of the individual who does not desire power over others or the desire for such powers cannot fathom why power seekers would want to create human misery through wars, depressions and revolutions. It is the hope of the author that those who read this book will discover that the conspiratorial view of history is the one best supported by the evidence. CF

Publisher: Publius
Paperback: 488 pages

Vernon Walters: Crypto-Diplomat and Terrorist

Ellen Ray and William Schaap

“Walters, a longtime covert operator, belonged to the ‘Murder Board,’ Reagan’s core Central American policy group. In February 1985, Walters was nominated as United Nations ambassador… ‘Directly or indirectly, he has been involved in overthrowing more governments than any other official still serving in the U.S. government.’ An exposé of thugs in high places.”

Publisher: Prevailing Winds
Pamphlet: 4 pages

Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749

I.F. Clarke

Once again, the power of the novel is examined, only this time it is the artist as prophet of doom. Voices Prophesying War examines the hundreds of books that have been written which describe the various phases of the third world war between East and West. The date of 1763 refers to the publication of The Reign of George VI, the first of many tales of future warfare. On September 2, 1871, the British prime minister, William Ewart Gladstone, addressed the nation about the dangers of alarmism. This was the result of a short story entitled “The Battle of Dorking.” The story was published in a popular Victorian monthly called Blackwood’s Magazine and was written by Lieutenant Colonel George Tomkyns Chesney. In it, the author, who wrote it anonymously, detailed a fictional account of a German invasion of the British Isles. Without realizing it, he had hit upon a novel method (no pun intended) to voice his concerns and fears for the future of his country.
But this was not the first time that satire was used for propaganda. Many pamphlets and stories had been written describing future wars and battles nearly a hundred years earlier. What made Chesney’s version so different, and as a result much more widespread, was his use of new weapons and technological devices having a decisive effect on the outcome of war. The story captured the imagination of the world. It was copied, re-written and added to. Other countries, including the United States, created their own versions. And a new genre, based on our fear of destruction, was created.
Today, the genre is facing numerous challenges: arms-reduction treaties, the end of the Cold War, and the fact that often-predicted nuclear disaster has never occurred. As a result, these future war books are still written, except the subject matter has changed. It is no longer other countries that we fear. Instead, the books are written about our battles with bacteria, genetic manipulation and the inevitable attack from outer space. The date 3749 refers to Walter Miller’s Canticle for Leibowitz (1959), in which we learn the age-old adage that history repeats itself, and even after continuous destruction, there will always be survivors who will begin the cycle over again. Unfortunately, future war, be it military, biological, or extraterrestrial, is inevitable and the resulting destruction a natural part of our continuing evolution of death and rebirth. Perhaps future authors of this genre will help slow down the process. AN

Publisher: Oxford University
Hardback: 284 pages

Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution

Antony C. Sutton

Why was Trotsky wheeling and dealing in the Big Apple on the eve of the “Ten Days That Shook the World?” Nefarious financial maneuverings behind the scenes of the “vanguard of the proletariat.”

Publisher: Omni Publications
Paperback: 217 pages

Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler

Antony C. Sutton

Demonstrates how New York bankers hedged on Hitler… “World War II was not only inevitable, it was extremely profitable for a select group of financial insiders.”

Publisher: Omni Publications
Paperback: 211 pages

We the Black Jews, Volumes 1 and 2

Yosef ben-Jochannan

Ben-Jochannan takes on the establishment scholars again, this time dispelling the myth that the original Jews were “white.” “This aspect of the history and heritage of the ‘black Jews’ is dedicated to all oppressed African people whose religion differs from those who control the power of life and death over most of us. Out of this it is hoped that a better understanding between African people will prevail in and of our religious differences. Remember, religion is nothing more than a belief, and that any one of them is as Godly as Another.” SC

Publisher: Black Classic
Paperback: 408 pages

Which World Leaders Helped Nazi Criminals Escape?

Vicky Quade

Interview from Barrister magazine. “Hired in 1979 as a member of the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations to ferret out Nazis in America, John Loftus has spent years piecing together the answer to a question that has nagged him: How did the Nazis escape prosecution after World War II?… Loftus has uncovered a scandal of amazing proportions involving the Vatican, two popes (Pius XII and Paul VI), British and French intelligence, and finally, U.S. intelligence.”

Publisher: Prevailing Winds
Pamphlet: 14 pages

White Lies, White Power: The Fight Against White Supremacy and Reactionary Violence

Michael Novick

As a left-wing advocate, Novick attacks the principle of the Ajax man-whiter-than-white-tougher-than-dirt symbology. While much of his material is familiar, the author does add some new and interesting material; most notably, the far Right’s attack upon the women’s rights movement and what he perceives to be a collusion between America’s “sexist elite” and the militant right in a combined effort to oppress and persecute gay rights activists. JB

Publisher: Common Courage
Paperback: 330 pages

Who Killed Jimi Hendrix?

John Swenson

“Where did Hendrix’s massive fortune go? Who was behind his kidnapping? How and why did he die? Did the FBI and others keep active records on Hendrix?” Mahavishnu John McLaughlin is quoted as saying, “I feel he was murdered.”

Publisher: Prevailing Winds
Pamphlet: 10 pages