Books

“My great faith in the wonder worker, the spoken word, is no more. I have realized its inadequacy to awaken thought, or even emotion. Gradually, and with no small struggle against this realization, I came to see that oral propaganda is at best but a means of shaking people from their lethargy: it leaves no lasting impression. The very fact that most people attend meetings only if aroused by newspaper sensations, or because they expect to be amused, is proof that they really have no inner urge to learn. It is altogether different with the written mode of human expression. No one, unless intensely interested in progressive ideas, will bother with serious books.”

~ Emma Goldman, “Anarchism and Other Essays” (1910)


Adam Berinsky (MIT):

In Time of War: Understanding Public Opinion from World War II to Iraq (2009)


Adam Lebor:

Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World (2013)


Alexander Cooley (Columbia University):

Base Politics: Democratic Change and the U.S. Military Overseas (2008)


Alexander Cockburn:

Whiteout: the CIA, Drugs and the Press (1998)


Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn:

An Enemy We Created: The Myth of the Taliban-Al Qaeda Merger in Afghanistan (2012)


Alfred McCoy (University of Wisconsin-Madison):

The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade (1972)

A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror (2006)

Policing America’s Empire: The United States, the Philippines, and the Rise of the Surveillance State (2009)

Torture and Impunity: the U.S. Doctrine of Coercive Interrogation (2012)

In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power (2017)


Andrés Reséndez (University of California, Davis):

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America (2016)


Andrew Bacevich (Boston University):

American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy (2004)

The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2013)

America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History (2016)


Andrew Cockburn:

Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins (2016)


Andrew Feinstein:

The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade (2015)


Andrew Goliszek (North Carolina A&T University):

In the Name of Science: A History of Secret Programs, Medical Research, and Human Experimentation (2003)


Anya Schiffrin (Columbia University):

Global Muckracking: : 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World (2014)


Arundhati Roy:

Capitalism: A Ghost Story (2014)


Arundhati Roy and Tariq Ali:

Kashmir: The Case for Freedom (2011)


Arundhati Roy and John Cusack:

Things that Can and Cannot be Said: Essays and Conversations (2016)


Aviva Chomsky (Salem State University):

Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class (2008)

Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal (2014)

A History of the Cuban Revolution (2010)


Barton Gellman (Washington Post):

Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency (2008)

Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State (2017)


Bertrand Russell (Cambridge University):

War Crimes in Vietnam (1967)

The History of Western Philosophy (1945)

Power: A New Social Analysis (1938)

Common Sense and Nuclear Warfare (1959)

The Proposed Roads to Freedom: Socialism, Anarchism, and Syndicalism (1918)


Beth Mintz (University of Vermont):

The Power Structure of American Business (1987)


Bruce Cumings (University of Chicago):

The Korean War: A History (2010)


Catherine Lutz (Brown University):

The Bases of Empire: The Global Struggle against U.S. Military Posts (2009)


Chalmers Johnson (University of California, San Diego):

Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (2000)

Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic (2006)

The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (2004)

Dismantling the Empire: America’s Last Best Hope (2010)


Charles Beard (Columbia University):

An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States (1913)


Chris Hedges:

American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (2007)


Christopher Phillips (University of Oregon):

The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East (2016)


Christopher Simpson (American University):

Blowback: The First Full Account of America’s Recruitment of Nazis and Its Disastrous Effect on Our Domestic and Foreign Policy (1989)

Science of Coercion: Communication Research and Psychological Warfare, 1945-1960 (1996)


Cornel West (Princeton University):

Black Prophetic Fire (2014)


Dahr Jamail (Truthout):

Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq (2008)


Dana Priest and William Arkin (Washington Post):

Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State (2011)


Daniele Ganser (University of St. Gallen):

NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe (2005)


Daniel Ellsberg (Freedom of the Press Foundation):

Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2002)

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner (2018)


Daniel Golden:

Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America’s Universities (2017)


Daniel Guérin:

No Gods, No Masters: An Anthology of Anarchism (1965)

Anarchism: From Theory to Practice (1970)


Daniel Hallin (University of California, San Diego):

The Uncensored War: The Media and Vietnam (1989)


Daniel Leab (Seton Hall University):

Orwell Subverted: The CIA and the Filming of Animal Farm (2007)


David Price (St. Martin’s University):

Threatening Anthropology: McCarthyism and the FBI’s Surveillance of Activist Anthropologists (2004)

Anthropological Intelligence: The Deployment and Neglect of American Anthropology in the Second World War (2008)

Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State (2011)

Cold War Anthropology: The CIA, the Pentagon, and the Growth of Dual Use Anthropology (2016)


David Talbot:

The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government (2016)


David Vine (American University):

Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World (2015)

Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia (2011)


Dean Baker (Center for Economic and Policy Research):

Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer (2016)


Deepa Kumar (Rutgers University):

Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire (2012)


Edward Baptist (Cornell University):

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (2014)


Edward Bernays:

Propaganda (1928)


Edward Herman (University of Pennsylvania):

The Politics of Genocide (2010)

The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda (1982)

Corporate Control, Corporate Power (1982)


Edward Said (Columbia University):

Orientalism (1978)

Culture and Imperialism (1993)

Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World (1981)


Emily Bell (Columbia University) and Taylor Owen (University of British Columbia):

Journalism After Snowden: The Future of Press Freedom in the Surveillance State


Emma Goldman:

Anarchism and Other Essays (1910)

My Further Disillusionment in Russia (1924)


Erica Chenoweth & Maria Stephan (University of Denver):

Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict (2012)


Eric Schlosser (The New Yorker):

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety (2013)


Fred Branfman:

Voices from the Plain of Jars: Life Under an Air War (1972)


Gabriel Kolko (York University):

Confronting the Third World: United States Foreign Policy, 1945–1980 (1988)

Century of War: Politics, Conflicts, and Society since 1914 (1994)

World in Crisis: the End of the American Century (2009)


Gar Alperovitz (University of Maryland):

The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb (1995)


Gareth Porter (Middle East Eye):

Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare (2014)


Gary Allen (Northwestern University) and Bill Ellis (Pennsylvania State University):

The Global Grapevine: Why Rumors of Terrorism, Immigration, and Trade Matter


George Ciccariello-Maher (Drexel University):

We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution (2013)


George Orwell:

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

Animal Farm (1945)

Homage to Catalonia (1938)


Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja (University of North Carolina):

The Congo from Leopold to Kabila: A Peoples History (2002)


Gerald Horne (University of Houston):

The End of Empires: African Americans and India (2008)

Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii (2011)

The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America (2014)

The Deepest South: The United States, Brazil, and the African Slave Trade (2007)


Ginny Stibolt (University of Florida Press):

Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida (2009)

Sustainable Gardening for Florida (2013)


Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept):

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State (2014)


Greg Grandin (New York University):

Kissinger’s Shadow: The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesman (2015)

The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World (2014)

Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism (2006)


G. William Domhoff (University of California, Santa Cruz):

Who Rules America? The Triumph of the Corporate Rich (2013)


Harriet Washington:

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present (2006)


Howard Zinn (Boston University):

A People’s History of the United States (1980)

The Bomb (2010)


Hugh Roberts (Tufts University):

The Fall of Muammar Gaddafi: NATO’s Unnecessary War in Libya (2013)


Hugh Wilford (California State University, Long Beach):

The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America (2009)


Ibram Kendi (American University):

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (2016)


Jameel Jaffer (Columbia University):

The Drone Memos: Targeted Killing, Secrecy, and the Law (2016)


James Bamford (Foreign Policy):

The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America (2008)

The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency, America’s Most Secret Intelligence Organization (1982)

Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency (2002)

A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies (2005)


James Douglas:

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters (2008)


James Whitman (Princeton University):

Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law (2017)


Jane Mayer (The New Yorker):

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right (2016)


Jefferson Morley:

Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA (2014)

The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton (2017)


Jeffrey Lockwood (University of Wyoming):

Six-Legged Soldiers: Using Insects as Weapons of War (2008)


Jeremy Keenan (University of London):

The Dying Sahara: US Imperialism and Terror in Africa (2013)

The Dark Sahara: America’s War on Terror in Africa (2009)


Jeremy Scahill (The Intercept):

The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program (2016)

Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield (2013)

Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (2008)


John Dower (MIT):

The Violent American Century: War and Terror Since World War II


John Kiriakou:

The Convenient Terrorist: Two Whistleblowers’ Stories of Torture, Terror, Secret Wars, and CIA Lies (2017)

Doing Time Like A Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison (2013)

The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror (2009)


John Nixon:

Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein (2016)


John Perkins:

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004)

New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2016)


John Pilger (University of Lincoln):

Freedom Next Time (2006)

The New Rulers of the World (2002)

Heroes (1986)

Hidden Agendas (1998)

Distant Voices (1994)


John Stockwell:

In Search of Enemies: A CIA Story (1978)

The Praetorian Guard: The U.S. Role in the New World Order (1991)


John Tirman (MIT):

The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars (2011)


Jon Bailes and Cihan Aksan:

“Weapon of the Strong: Conversations on US State Terrorism” (2012)


Juan Cole (University of Michigan):

The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East (2015)


Jules Archer:

The Plot to Seize the White House: The Shocking True Story of the Conspiracy to Overthrow FDR (2015)


Julian Assange (Wikileaks):

The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire (2016)

Google is Not What it Seems (2014)


Kent Calder (Johns Hopkins University):

Embattled Garrisons: Comparative Base Politics and American Globalism (2008)


Kyle Harper (University of Oklahoma):

The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire (2018)


Lance deHaven-Smith (Florida State University):

Conspiracy Theory in America (2013)


Larry Tye (Harvard University):

The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernays and The Birth of Public Relations (2002)


Laura Robson (Portland State University):

States of Separation: Transfer, Partition, and the Making of the Modern Middle East (2017)


Leigh Schmidt (Washington University in St. Louis):

Consumer Rites: The Buying and Selling of American Holidays (1997)


Mark Curtis:

Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam (2010)

Unpeople: Britain’s Secret Human Rights Abuses (2004)

Web of Deceit: Britain’s Real Role in the World (2003)


Marc Ambiner and DB Grady:

Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry (2013)


Marcia & Thomas Mitchell:

The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War: Katharine Gun and the Secret Plot to Sanction the Iraq Invasion (2008)


Mark Bray:

Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook (2017)


Matthew Alford (University of Bristol):

Reel Power: Hollywood Cinema and American Supremacy (2010)


Melvin Goodman (Johns Hopkins University):

Failure of Intelligence: the Decline and Fall of the CIA (2008)

National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism (2013)

Whistleblower at the CIA. An Insiders Account of the Politics of Intelligence (2017)


Michael Glennon (Tufts University):

National Security and Double Government (2014)


Michael Kackman (University of Notre Dame):

Citizen Spy: Television, Espionage, and Cold War Culture (2005)


Michael Klare (Hampshire College):

The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources (2012)


Michael McClintock (University of Pennsylvania):

Instruments of Statecraft: U.S. Guerilla Warfare, Counter-Insurgency, Counter-Terrorism, 1940-1990 (1992)


Michael Springmann:

Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked the World (2014)


Michel Foucault:

Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison


Michael Gould-Wartofsky (New York University):

The Occupiers: The Making of the 99% Movement (2015)


Mike Lofgren:

The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government (2014)


Mikhail Bakunin:

God and State (1882)

State and Anarchy (1873)


Milton Mayer (University of Chicago):

They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-1945 (1966)


Nafeez Ahmed (Insurge Intelligence):

The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism (2005)

Behind the War on Terror: Western Secret Strategy and the Struggle for Iraq (2003)

A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It (2010)

The London Bombings: An Independent Inquiry (2006)


Nancy MacLean (Duke University):

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America (2017)


Nancy Snow (University of Oklahoma):

Propaganda, Inc: Selling America’s Culture to the World (2002)


Naomi Klein:

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007)

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (2014)


National Security Archive (George Washington University):

Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution (2014)

Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana (2015)

Iran-Contra: Reagan’s Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power (2014)

Safe for Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA (2006)

Spying on the Bomb: American Nuclear Intelligence from Nazi Germany to Iran and North Korea (2007)

The Condor Years: How Pinochet And His Allies Brought Terrorism To Three Continents (2005)

The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability (2013)

Hoodwinked: The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War (2004)

Inside the Pentagon Papers (2004)

Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran (2004)

The Family Jewels: The CIA, Secrecy, and Presidential Power (2013)

The Ghosts of Langley: Into the CIA’s Heart of Darkness (2017)


Natylie Baldwin:

Ukraine: Zbig’s Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated (2014)


Nick Turse (TomDispatch):

Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa (2015)

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam (2013)

The Changing Face of Empire: Special Ops, Drones, Spies, Proxy Fighters, Secret Bases, and Cyberwarfare (2012)

The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives (2008)

Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan (2016)


Noam Chomsky (MIT):

Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy (2017)

Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power (2017)

Who Rules the World? (2016)

What Kind of Creatures Are We? (2015)

Profit Over People: Neoliberalism & Global Order (2011)

Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe (2013)

On Anarchism (2005)

Year 501: The Conquest Continues (1993)

Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies (1989)

Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (2002)

Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance (2003)

Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy (2003)

Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire (2013)

Deterring Democracy (1991)

Understanding Power (2002)

Problems of Knowledge and Freedom (1973)

Culture of Terrorism (1988)

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New: International Terrorism in the Real World (1986)

A New Generation Draws the Line: Humanitarian Intervention and the “Responsibility to Protect” Today (2011)


Noam Chomsky (MIT) & Edward Herman (University of Pennsylvania):

The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism: The Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume I (1979)

After the Cataclysm: The Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume II (1979)

Counter-Revolutionary Violence: Bloodbaths in Fact and Propaganda (1973)

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988)


Noam Chomsky (MIT) & Ilan Pappe (University of Exeter):

On Palestine (2015)


Nomi Prins:

All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power (2014)


Patrick Cockburn (The Independent):

The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution (2015)


Pepe Escobar (Asia Times):

Empire of Chaos: The Roving Eye Collection (2014)


Peter Dale Scott (University of California, Berkeley):

The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy (2014)

Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America (1991)

American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan (2010)

Drugs, Oil and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina (2003)


Peter Janney:

Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace (2012)


Peter Kropotkin:

The Conquest of Bread (1892)

Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution (1902)


Peter Kuznick (American University):

The Untold History of the United States (2012)


Philip Agee:

Inside the Company: CIA Diary (1975)

On the Run (1987)

Dirty Work: The CIA in Western Europe (1978)

Dirty Work II: The CIA in Africa (1979)

White Paper, White Wash (1981)


Ralph McGehee:

Deadly Deceits: My 25 Years in the CIA (1983)


Rashid Khalidi (Columbia University):

Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East (2013)


Rebecca Gordon (University of San Francisco):

American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes (2016)

Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States (2014)


Rebecca Lemov (Harvard University):

World as Laboratory: Experiments with Mice, Mazes and Men (2005)

How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Rationality in the Cold War (2013)

Database of Dreams: The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity (2015)


Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones (University of Edinburgh):

Cloak and Dollar: A History of American Secret Intelligence (2003)

The American Left: Its Impact on Politics and Society since 1900 (2013)

We Know All About You: The Story of Surveillance in Britain and America (2017)


Richard Falk (Princeton University):

Power Shift: On the New Global Order (2016)

Humanitarian Intervention Legitimacy Wars: Seeking Peace and Justice in the 21st Century (2015)

The Costs of War: International Law, the UN, and World Order After Iraq (2007)


Richard Werner (University of Southampton):

Princes of the Yen: Japan’s Central Bankers and the Transformation of the Economy (2003)


Robert Dreyfuss (The Nation Magazine):

Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam (2006)


Robert Pappe (University of Chicago):

Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It (2012)


Robert Parry (Consortiumnews):

Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, The Press & Project Truth (1992)


Robert Paxton (Columbia University):

The Anatomy of Fascism (2004)


Rosa Luxembourg:

The Accumulation of Capital (1913)


Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (California State University):

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (2015)


Rudolph Rocker:

Anarcho-Syndicalism: Theory and Practice (1938)


Salim Yaqub:

Containing Arab Nationalism: The Eisenhower Doctrine and the Middle East (2004)


Saskia Sassen (Columbia University):

Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (2006)

Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (2017)


Scott Horton:

Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfare (2015)

Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan (2017)


Seymour Hersh:

The Killing of Osama Bin Laden (2016)

The Sampson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy (1991)

Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib (2004)

Price of Power: Kissinger In The Nixon White House (1983)

The Dark Side of Camelot (1997)


Shane O’Mara (Trinity College):

Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation (2015)


Sharon Smith:

Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States (2006)


Shashi Tharoor (United Nations):

Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India (2017)


Siddharth Kara (Harvard University):

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery (2008)

Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia (2014)

Modern Slavery: A Global Perspective (2017)


Simon Wilmetts (University of Hull):

In Secrecy’s Shadow: The OSS and CIA in Hollywood Cinema 1941-1979 (2016)


Smedley Butler:

War is a Racket (1935)


Stephen Cohen (Princeton University):

The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin (2010)

Why Cold War Again? : How America Lost Post-Soviet Russia (2017)


Stephen Kinzer (Brown University):

Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala (1982)

The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War (2013)

All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror (2003)

Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq (2006)

The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire (2017)


Stephen Norwood (University of Oklahoma):

The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower: Complicity and Conflict on American Campuses (2009)


Steve Coll (The New Yorker):

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (2004)

Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power (2012)

Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan (2018)


Stuart Ewen (City University of New York):

Captains of Consciousness: Advertising and the Social Roots of the Consumer Culture (1976)


Su-Kyoung Hwang (University of Sydney):

Korea’s Grievous War (2016)


Tanya Golash-Boza (University of California, Merced):

Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism (2015)


Thomas Paine:

Common Sense (1776)

Rights of Man (1791)

The Age of Reason (1794)


Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics):

Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2014)


Tim Shorrock (The Nation Magazine):

Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing (2008)


Tim Wiener (The New York Times):

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA (2007)

Enemies: A History of the FBI (2012)


Todd Gitlin (Columbia University):

The Whole World Is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the New Left (2003)


Tom Engelhardt (TomDispatch):

Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World (2014)

United States of Fear (2011)


Tony Shaw (University of Hertfordshire):

Hollywood’s Cold War (2007)


Trevor Aaronson (The Intercept):

The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terrorism (2013)


Tricia Jenkins (Texas Christian University):

The CIA in Hollywood: How the Agency Shapes Film and Television (2016)


Udo Ulfkotte:

Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News (2014)


William Appleman Williams (Oregon State University):

The Tragedy of American Diplomacy (1959)

The Contours of American History (1961)

America Confronts a Revolutionary World: 1776-1976 (1976)


William Blum:

Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower (2000)

America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy (2013)

Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II (2003)


William Hartung:

Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (2010)


William Polk (University of Chicago):

Understanding Iran: Everything You Need to Know, From Persia to the Islamic Republic, From Cyrus to Khamenei (2009)

Violent Politics: A History of Insurgency, Terrorism, and Guerrilla War, from the American Revolution to Iraq (2007)


W. Lance Bennett (University of Washington):

When the Press Fails: Political Power and the News Media from Iraq to Katrina (2007)


Yanis Varouakis (King’s College London):

Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism (2017)

Adults In The Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment (2017)

And The Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe’s Crisis and America’s Economic Future (2016)

The Global Minotaur: America, the True Causes of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy (2011)


Zbigniew Brzezinski (Johns Hopkins University):

The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives (1997)

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