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Nemesis by Chalmers Johnson from Stephen Lendman of counter currents .org/

"Our democracy and way of life are now threatened because of our single-minded pursuit of empire with a well-entrenched militarism driving it that's become so powerful and pervasive it's now an uncontrollable state within the state."

Hoodwinked Author John Perkins describe how industrial corporations control the worlds and
caused financial crisis.  Buy the Book

How You Can Kill Al-Qaeda in Three Easy Steps review from  Boing Boing  
I just got done reading Howard Clark's new book "How You Can Kill Al-Qaeda (in Three Easy Steps). He's an ex-Marine and former Homeland Security adviser who says the way to win the war on terrorism is to help empower the mainstream Muslim community, who in recent years has been overshadowed in the public spotlight by fringe Al-Qaeda extremists. The whole idea of fighting terrorism with ideas and not weapons is definitely nothing new, but Clark's populist tone and foreign policy street cred was a refreshing perspective to have in the discussion. "Click on the link below in the next 30 minutes and I'll throw in this egg slicer absolutely free! Here's how to order!" Book's official site...  Buy the Book

One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy
In this CSPAN2 book interview,  Allison Stanger talks of her book which looks at the increasing use of private contractors by the U.S. government and argues that with proper oversight contractors can be valuable tools for carrying out our foreign policy.  Includes audience Q&A.  Buy the Book

Guns, Germs, and Steel -  the fates of human societies '...attempts to explain why Eurasian civilizations, as a whole, have survived and conquered others, while attempting to refute the belief that Eurasian hegemony is due to any form of Eurasian intellectual, moral, or inherent genetic superiority."  Buy the Book

The Limits of Power The End of American Exceptionalism, Bill Moyers sits down with history and
international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three
major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls
for a redefinition of the American way of life. The Limits of Power  Democracy Now interviews Andrew Bacevich, a conservative historian who spent twenty-three years serving in the US Army.  Buy this Book

Second Chance Three Presidents and the Crisis of America Superpower, by Zbigniew Brzezinski Buy this Book

Presidential Courage Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989, by Michael Beschloss  Buy this Book

The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers’  Buy This Book


"This Time Is Different" is a history of financial collapse from 1300 to the present.

"The Shock Doctrine: The evil of “Disaster Capitalism, a book report video was posted to the Crooks and Liars  blog on December 1, 2007

"Nickel and Dimed" On (Not) Getting By in America is a book written by Barbara Ehrenreich. Written from the perspective of the undercover journalist, ...

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Blackwater The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

American Dynasty Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush, by Kevin Phillips from 21st Century Learning Products

How jihad went freelance is a review of three recent books. Al-Qaeda has evolved from a single group to an amorphous movement. Does that make it less dangerous or more so? Jan 31st 2008 of The Economist.

Real Education by Alan Murray, bestselling author of The Bell Curve.

Education and Income Inequality
, chapter 21 of The Age of Turbulence, Adventures in a New World, by Alan Greenspan

Lies My Teacher Told Me and  Lies My Teacher Told Me. from Public Interest

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