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The Way the World Really Works

Postby jingofever » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:23 am

I was putzing around, checking out a book I bought earlier, and happened upon Gary Webb's "Listmania!" list. Just in case anybody is interested in the fifteen books Webb recommended to help understand what is typed in the subject. Listmania!
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Postby brownzeroed » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:50 am

bumpity bump bump bump.

For what it's worth, I'd also recomend Triumph of Treason or “Contre nous de la tyrannie...”
by Pierre Cot, c. 1943

Part 1 PDF link can be found here

This is a book documenting how French morale and infrastruture was detroyed before the German Army even set foot on it's soil; preceeding WWII. Eerily similar to our issues, today, in the United States.

Hope I'm not intruding.
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Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:47 pm

Good find, jingofever. You might change the thread title to reflect that this is Gary Webb's book list. I wonder what year he put this up.

My two books would both be exposes of how the CIA worked to entrench the military-industrial-media complex in the 20th century written by two men who were in a unique position to see the big CIA picture instead of just the compartmentalized view-

1) 1973 book by L. Fletcher Prouty (available online), the Pentagon-CIA liason from 1955-1964, 'The Secret Team: The CIA and its Allies in Control of the United States and the World.'

(This man is the reason for the decoy 'Fletch' novels and movies. A new one is coming out in 2007 because Prouty helped expose CIA men in Dealey Plaza and it is anniversary time for JFK's murder.)

2) 1974 book by Victor Marchetti and John D. Marks called 'The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence.' Marchetti had been executive assistant to the deputy director of Central Intelligence and attended regular planning meetings along with Richard Helms. Marchetti had also been a courier for the Agency group that plans covert operations.


Here's Gary Webb's list-
The Way the World Really Works
A Listmania! list by Gary S. Webb (Sacramento, CA)

1. Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion by Gary Webb
Gary S. Webb says:
"My own modest contribution"

2. The Rise and Fall of Diamonds: The Shattering of a Brilliant Illusion by Edward Jay Epstein
Gary S. Webb says:
"Astounding look at what good public relations can accomplish."

3. Endless Enemies: Americas Worldwide War Against Its Own Best Interests. by Jonathan Kwitny
Gary S. Webb says:
"A former Wall Street Journal reporter, Kwitny was one of the best investigative journalists ever; this book is a mind-blowing expose of US foreign policy."

4. Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House by Seymour M. Hersh
Gary S. Webb says:
"From another giant of investigative reporting. A meticulous indictment of an extremely dangerous man."

5. Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich by William L. Shirer
Gary S. Webb says:
"My nominee as the most impressive work of pure journalism of the 20th Century."

6. The Hidden History of the Korean War, 1950-1951: A Nonconformist History of Our Times by I. F. Stone
Gary S. Webb says:
"Stone's legendary expose of the secrets reasons behind the Korean War -- written while the war and McCarthyism were in full swing. Truly inspired and courageous reporting."

7. The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
Gary S. Webb says:
"Lively, shocking, appalling and addictively readable account of military folly. One of the best works of non-fiction written."

8. Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press by Kristina Borjesson
Gary S. Webb says:
"Details the lingering death of investigative reporting"

9. Secret Agenda: Watergate, Deep Throat, and the CIA by Jim Hougan
Gary S. Webb says:
"The most intriguing Watergate book out there. An unjustly neglected work of serious journalism."

10. Nam: The Vietnam War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Fought There by Mark Baker
Gary S. Webb says:
"Vietnam uncensored and verbatim."

Gary S. Webb says:
"Former CIA agent's tell-all book about CIA dirty tricks in South America during the 1960s. ."

12. Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay
Gary S. Webb says:
"An often amusing 19th Century masterpiece on what makes people do stupid things en masse, based on wonderfully researched historical example."

13. Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala by Stephen E. Schlesinger
Gary S. Webb says:
"Your tax dollars at work."

14. Great White Lie: How America's Hospitals Betray Our Trust and Endanger Our Lives by Walt Bogdanich
Gary S. Webb says:
"Your health care dollars at work."

15. The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair's E.P.I.C. Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics by Greg Mitchell
Gary S. Webb says:
"If you've ever wondered why modern political campaigns are so horrendously awful, this engrossing book will tell you why things turned out this way."
CIA runs mainstream media since WWII:
news rooms, movies/TV, publishing
Disney is CIA for kidz!
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Re: The Way the World Really Works

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:29 am

Glad I found this thread. Just ordered Triumph of Treason, The Campaign of the Century, Secret Agenda and Guns of August.
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Re: The Way the World Really Works

Postby ida pingala » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:40 am

Tuchman makes a few subtle references in the text and in the footnotes to the Briey region in France and to complicity between the French high command and German mining interests.
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