A “Must-Read” Short List: Author’s Picks

So many good books, so little time……but so few truly great books. Here’s a short list: some of the very best books and articles for breadth and depth of awareness.

J. Todd Ring

December 2006


Necessary Illusions; Thought Control in Democratic Societies – Noam Chomsky

Year 501: The Conquest Continues – Noam Chomsky

The Dispossessed – Ursula Leguin

Stolen Continents: 500 Years of Conquest and Resistance – Ronald Wright

The Chalice and the Blade – Riane Eisler

The Ecology of Freedom – Murray Bookchin

The Power Elite – C. Wright Mills

The Corporation – Joel Bakan

Escape from Freedom – Erich Fromm

Roads to Freedom – Bertrand Russell

The Spectrum of Consciousness – Ken Wilber

A History of God – Karen Armstrong

A Short History of Progress – Ronald Wright

The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies – Richard Heinberg

Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance – Noam Chomsky

Blowback: America’s Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the Cold War – Christopher Simpson

The CIA’s Greatest Hits – Mark Zepezauer

Drain The Swamp And There Will Be No More Mosquitoes – Chomsky

Rollback

The Responsibility of Intellectuals

The Threat of a Good Example – Chomsky Example Odonian

A Marxist Threat to Cola Sales?

Scientific American Mind: The Samaritan Paradox

Their Libertarianism And Ours

Civil Disobedience – Henry David Thoreau – full text

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