War, Truth, & Freedom
War, Truth, and Freedom....We
are faced with these issues every day and in times of heated
tension on the global stage the public gets filtered media.
It takes time for the information to get to us, but when it
does it is worth your attention and time to read about it.
We live in a country where we are given the right to know
what our government is up to. You owe it to yourself to keep
yourself informed. Below are just a few books to get you going.
If you don't get the information here, please seek it out
and stay on top of what is going, your rights and life may
depend on it. Feed your head, it's hungry for some truth.
The U.S. War Against Iraq: Myths, Facts, and Lies
At few times in recent history have we seen a war so insistently
and openly signaled as the U.S.'s looming war on Iraq. According
to Rahul Mahajan, the coming war is a culmination of a process
that the United States started with the Gulf War, where Iraq
was made into a permanent target and pariah state. Mahajan
argues that the Bush administration's post-September 11 policy
toward Iraq is neither about controlling weapons of mass destruction
nor fighting terrorism, but about consolidating U.S. control
of oil reserves and dominance in the Middle East. Despite
the prospects that attacking Iraq could quickly escalate into
wider regional war and lead to further terrorist attacks,
the Bush administration insists that violence is our only
option. Mahajan cuts through the comic-book language of President
Bush's "Axis of Evil" rationale, and presents a much-needed
examination of the myths, facts, and history behind the U.S.'s
pitch to start another war.
The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq
Pollack criticizes and praises views from both left and right
From the Back Cover
"One of the most important books on American foreign policy
in years. There is no greater strategic challenge than Iraq,
and nobody better qualified to tackle it than Kenneth Pollack.
To have such comprehensive, high-quality professional analysis
available publicly and in real time is simply extraordinary.
From now on, all serious debate over how to handle Saddam
-Gideon Rose, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You To Know
1. There is no basis for war. 2. Removing Saddam Hussein is
pointless given the political environment in Iraq. If the
first basis is removed (i.e., reintroduction of arms inspectors)
the second will become Team Bush's focus. The resulting conflict
will not be a televised in-and-out affair like the Persian
Gulf War; there will be heavy casualties on both sides, a
complete destabilization of the Middle East, and a terrible
backlash of terrorist attacks on the U.S.--exactly the kind
of Islam vs. the West that al-Qaeda wants.
Forbidden Truth: U.S.-Taliban Secret Oil Diplomacy, Saudi
Arabia and the Failed Search for bin Laden
There's been a lot of prepublication buzz about this book,
especially on the Web. A best-seller in Europe and banned
in Switzerland (because of a bin Laden lawsuit), this first
American edition links the events of September 11 to pipeline
politics, especially as practiced by the Bush administration.
Although these sorts of charges have been made in a general
way, the authors have collected a great deal of information,
all footnoted. Brisard and Dusquie investigated for three
A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News
In his nearly thirty years at CBS News, Emmy Award-
winner Bernard Goldberg earned a reputation as one of the
preeminent reporters in the television news business. When
he looked at his own industry, however, he saw that the media
far too often ignored their primary mission: objective, disinterested
reporting. Again and again he saw that they slanted the news
to the left. For years Goldberg appealed to reporters, producers,
and network executives for more balanced reporting, but no
War for Perpetual Peace
Vidal couldn't find an English-language publisher for the
first essay in this collection, his response to September
11, until it became a best-seller in Italy. He argues that
Osama bin Laden's attack on America pales in comparison to
the government's attack on American civil liberties since
September 11. Vidal views the un-winnable wars on terrorism
and drugs as the government's excuse to implement a police
state, which he repeatedly compares to Nazi Germany.
Immaculate Deception: The Bush Crime Family Exposed
This is perhaps the most shocking book written this century
about treason committed by the highest leaders within the
U.S. Government. This disturbing and thought provoking expose,
which few Americans know about, shows the truth about the
drug running activities in behalf of the "secret government".
You will learn about the unsavory past of George Bush and
his family, and well as the unscrupulous activities in which
he has been involved.
the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free
The buzzsaw, explains Borjesson, is what journalists encounter
when they attempt to reveal information that the nation's
"large institutions-be they corporate or government-" prefer
to keep secret. She presents 18 firsthand accounts by authors
and print and television producers and reporters who challenged
the media structure, often with devastating results to their
and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich
The influence of money on government is now, more then ever,
a hot political issue. With a grand historical sweep that
covers more than three centuries, Phillips's astute analysis
of the effects of wealth and capital upon democracy is both
eye-opening and disturbing. While his main thrust is an examination
of "the increasing reliance of the American economy on finance,"
Phillips weaves a far wider, nuanced tapestry. Carefully building
his arguments with telling detail.
by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative
When Brock was a freshman at the University of California
at Berkeley in 1981, his political idol was Bobby Kennedy.
Four years later, he was a committed conservative who idolized
Oliver North and Robert Bork. In this book, Brock chronicles
the political round trip back to his more liberal roots. Along
the way, he earned the adoration of the extreme right, even
after he acknowledged that he was gay...
Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000
This legal expert and best-selling author weighs in with his
two-cents' worth on the subject of the 2000 presidential election.
In unequivocal terms certain to generate discussion and debate,
he finds the Supreme Court's involvement in the case to be
a blatant example of partisan politics. Brad Hooper Copyright
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Betrayal of America: How the Supreme Court Undermined the
Constitution and Chose Our President
Bugliosi (Outrage: 5 Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with
Murder), a former Los Angeles County prosecutor whose most
famous trial was the Charles Manson case, uses passion and
argument to establish that the U.S. Supreme Court unlawfully
chose George W. Bush as president of the United States on
December 12, 2000. This brief book affords the author many
opportunities to express outrage about the 5-4 Bush v. Gore
decision, which he believes was a tragedy