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The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

The educational system is really a pet peave of John Dvorak. The delibarate influencing of education to change the way the young preceive the world is a topic that has come up again recently. This book is discussed in show 992and 994. [amazon_link...

Harlot’s Ghost: A Novel

This book was recommended by one of our fellow producers, a knight no less.  "I think Harlot's Ghost by Norman Mailer should be in here. A great exploration of Spook World i.e. the machinations of Capitalism's Invisible Army (as R. Buckminster Fuller liked...

The Bushes

Based on hours of unprecedented interviews with members of the Bush family, The Bushestells the inside story of the unique dynasty at the heart of American power. As well as laying out the secretive family’s inner workings, this intimate and fascinating...

Governing Through Crime

This book was recommended by one of our NA producers. It seems to me an interesting read on the subject of crime and crime fighting and the increasing role the government has taken to "protect" the citizens. From the publisher: Across America...

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In the president’s secret service

This book was mentioned by Adam Curry on show 400. This book conveiniently was brought up in the media at the same time the US Secret Service prostitution scandal in Cartagena broke as a distraction from the drug legelisation propsals at the American summit. From the...

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It Can’t Happen Here

This work from 1935 gets mentioned by John C Dvorak sometimes in relation with the current political and economic situation. Can it happen here? Mentioned again in show 440 and 441 From Amazon: The only one of Sinclair Lewis's later novels to match the power of Main...

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Legacy of Ashes, The history of the CIA

This book is one of the basic reading materials of the show (like the confessions of an economic hitman). This book descibes the upcomming of the CIA from WWII and the turn to a covert operations only organisation. Revisiting the many moments of failure in the history...

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Life and Death in Shanghai

This book is discussed in show 388 but referred to on other shows as well. In this show the book is mentioned in the context of Oil (as always). Mentioned again in show 440 From the book of knowledge: The book tells the story of Cheng's arrest during the first days of...

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Map Heads

Discussing the geographical significence of the current "uprisings" in the middle east this book came up on show 395. This ties in to the pipeline thesis and the simplifieing of geographical knowledge by the general public. Adam has a interview with Ken Jennings on...

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Nullification

John likes to point out the possibility for states to nullify an unconstitutional federal law. This book explains all about the history behind the process. It also points out why this could become quite important in the near future. From the publisher: Citizens across...

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Spec Ops

This book by William McRaven is mentioned by John C. Dvorak in show 405. “He actually wrote the book on special operations, literally.” From Amazon: Vice Adm. William H. McRaven helped to devise the strategy for how to bring down Osama bin Laden, and commanded the...

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The Technological Society

Recommended by Dvorak, “The Technological Society” approaches technique from a sociological perspective and explains how it is fundamentally totalitarian. It also makes for a more socially-acceptable reference than the Unabomber’s manifesto. Nice quote: “The...

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One day in Gitmo Nation

A novel from our own Sir Scot McKenzie. In the near future, the world stands on the edge of global governance. In less than twenty-four hours, the lives of a man boarding a plane, a kid at summer camp, a stock broker, a scientist, a teenage superstar and the President...

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Merchants of dispair

This book by Robert Zubrin is discussed in great detail by Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak in show 412. Adam followed up on an end of show clip and found this book about the systematic planning of forced sterilization and killing people. From...

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Osama's bookshelf

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