Best Radical Political Thought Books
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1. Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy
Author: by Andy Ngo
Published at: Center Street (February 2, 2021)
Now a #1 National Bestseller! A journalist who’s been attacked by Antifa writes a deeply researched and reported account of the group’s history and tactics. When Andy Ngo was attacked in the streets by Antifa in the summer of 2019, most people assumed it was an isolated incident.
But those who’d been following Ngo’s reporting in outlets like the New York Post and Quillette knew that the attack was only the latest in a long line of crimes perpetrated by Antifa. In Unmasked, Andy Ngo tells the story of this violent extremist movement from the very beginning.
He includes interviews with former followers of the group, people who’ve been attacked by them, and incorporates stories from his own life. This book contains a trove of documents obtained by the author, published for the first time ever.
2. Behold a Pale Horse
Author: by Milton William Cooper
Published at: Light Technology Publishing (December 1, 1991)
Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in topsecret government files since the 1940s. His audiences hear the truth unfold as he writes about the assassination of John F.
Kennedy, the war on drugs, the secret government, and UFOs. Bill is a lucid, rational, and powerful speaker whose intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His presentation and information transcend partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests.
He has spoken to many groups throughout the United States and has appeared regularly on many radio talk shows and on television. In 1988 Bill decided to “talk” due to events then taking place worldwide, events that he had seen plans for back in the early 1970s.
Bill correctly predicted the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the invasion of Panama. All Bill’s predictions were on record well before the events occurred. Bill is not a psychic. His information comes from top secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over seventeen years of research.
3. Calhoun: American Heretic
Author: by Robert Elder
Published at: Basic Books (February 16, 2021)
A new biography of the intellectual father of Southern secessionthe man who set the scene for the Civil War, and whose political legacy still shapes America today.John C. Calhoun is among the most notorious and enigmatic figures in American political history.
First elected to Congress in 1810, Calhoun went on to serve as secretary of war and vice president. But he is perhaps most known for arguing in favor of slavery as a “positive good” and for his famous doctrine of “state interposition,” which laid the groundwork for the South to secede from the Unionand arguably set the nation on course for civil war.
Calhoun has catapulted back into the public eye in recent years, as some observers connected the strain of radical politics he developed to the tactics and extremism of the modern Far Right, and as protests over racial injustice have focused on his legacy.
In this revelatory biographical study, historian Robert Elder shows that Calhoun is even more broadly significant than these events suggest, and that his story is crucial for understanding the political climate in which we find ourselves today. By excising Calhoun from the mainstream of American history, he argues, we have been left with a distorted understanding of our past and no way to explain our present.
4. The Anarchist Cookbook
Author: by William Powell
Published at: www.snowballpublishing.com (June 26, 2013)
The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when “Turn on, Burn down, Blow up” are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author” “This book… Is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen.
Those radical groups don’t need this book. They already know everything that’s in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book.” In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts.
There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.
The section on explosives and booby traps ranges from TNT to whistle traps. One hundred and eleven drawings supplement the recipes. “This book is for anarchists,” says William Powell, “Those who feel able to discipline themselves on all the subjects from drugs, to weapons, to explosives) that are currently illegal in this country.” Techniques, disciplines, precautions, and warnings pervade what may be the most disquieting “how-to” book of contemporary times.
5. Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds
Author: by adrienne maree brown
Published at: AK Press; Reprint edition (April 18, 2017)
Inspired by Octavia Butler’s explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live.Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux.
It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, and learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen.
This is a resolutely materialist spirituality based equally on science and science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us. Adrienne maree brown, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, and doula living in Detroit.
6. Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals
Author: by Saul D. Alinsky
Published at: Vintage (October 23, 1989)
First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky’s impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one. Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best.
Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition.
7. Cancel Culture: The Latest Attack on Free Speech and Due Process
Author: by Alan Dershowitz
Published at: Hot Books (November 17, 2020)
In Cancel Culture, Alan DershowitzNew York Times bestselling author and one of America’s most respected legal scholarsmakes an argument for free speech, due process, and restraint against the often overeager impulse to completely cancel individuals and institutions at the ever-changing whims of social media-driven crowds.
Alan Dershowitz has been called one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America by Politico and the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights by Newsweek.
Yet he has come under intense criticism for his steadfast and consistent championing of those same principles, and his famed shoeontheotherfoot test, to those who have been cancelled for any number of faults, both real and imagined. Cancel Culture is a defense of due process, free speech, and even-handedness in the application of judgment.
It makes the case for restraint and care in decisions about whom and what to cancel, boycott, deplatform, and bar from public life, and offers recommendations for when, why, and to what degree these steps may be appropriate, as long as objective, fair-minded criteria can be determined and met.
8. How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety: And Abstinence, Drugs, Satanism, and Other Dangers That Threaten Their Nine Lives
Author: by Zachary Auburn
Published at: Crown; Illustrated edition (October 4, 2016)
The cats of America are under siege! Long gone are the good old days when a cat’s biggest worries were mean dogs or a bath. Modern cats must confront satanists, online predators, the possibility of needing to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and countless other threats to their nine lives.
For over four decades, the American Association of Patriots have stood at the vanguard of our country’s defense by helping to prepare our nation’s cat owners for the difficult conversations they dread having with their pets. Written in a simple Q&A format, How to Talk to Your Cat About Gun Safety answers crucial questions such as, What is the right age to talk to my cat about the proper use of firearms?
And What are the benefits of my cat living a lifestyle of abstinence? And especially Why does my cat need to use the internet? Can’t he just play with yarn like cats used to do? Our countryand our catsstand at a precipice.
It will take courage, and it will take hard work, but armed with the knowledge within these pages, we can make our catsand Americagreat again!
9. The Naked Communist: Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom (Freedom in America) (Volume 2)
Author: by W. Cleon Skousen
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Izzard Ink Anniversary Edition (April 15, 2017)
A timely update to the phenomenal national bestseller. Soon after its quiet release during the height of the Red Scare in 1958, The Naked Communist: Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom exploded in popularity, selling almost two million copies to date and finding its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across the United States.
From the tragic falls of China, Korea, Russia, and the UN, to the fascinating histories of Alger Hiss, Whittaker Chambers, Elizabeth Bentley, and General MacArthur, The Naked Communist lays out the entire graphic story of communism, its past, present, and future.
After searching unsuccessfully for a concise literature on the communist threat, W. Cleon Skousen saw the urgent need for a comprehensive book that could guide the American conversation. So he distilled his FBI experience, decades of research, and more than one hundred communist books and treatises into one clarifying, readable volume that became a touchstone of American values and earned praise from the likes of President Ronald Reagan, Glenn Beck, and Ben Carson.
10. Steal This Book
Author: by Abbie Hoffman
Published at: Da Capo Press; 12/29/04 edition (February 25, 2002)
In 1970, Abbie Hoffman conceived the idea for his most ambitious book project yet. He had begun criss-crossing the country, ferreting out alternative ways of getting along in America – some illegal, but most of them having to do with survival techniques.
Steal This Book captures the spirit of those years, describing actions and techniques that were already in use in all 50 states.
11. Capital: Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy (Penguin Classics)
Author: by Karl Marx
Published at: Penguin Classics; Illustrated edition (May 5, 1992)
The first volume of a political treatise that changed the worldOne of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential, Capital is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates.
Living in exile in England, where this work was largely written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging knowledge of its society to support his analysis and create fresh insights. Arguing that capitalism would cause an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, he predicted its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production.
Capital rapidly acquired readership among the leaders of social democratic parties, particularly in Russia in Germany, and ultimately throughout the world, to become a work described by Marx friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels as the Bible of the working class.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
12. Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America
Author: by Kathleen Belew
Published at: Harvard University Press; Reprint edition (May 7, 2019)
A Guardian Best Book of the YearA gripping study of white power Explosive. New York TimesHelps explain how we got to today’s alt-right. Terry Gross, Fresh AirThe white power movement in America wants a revolution. Returning to a country ripped apart by a war they felt they were not allowed to win, a small group of Vietnam veterans and disgruntled civilians who shared their virulent anti-communism and potent sense of betrayal concluded that waging war on their own country was justified.
The command structure of their covert movement gave women a prominent place. They operated with discipline, made tragic headlines in Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Oklahoma City, and are resurgent under President Trump. Based on a decade of deep immersion in previously classified FBI files and on extensive interviews, Bring the War Home tells the story of American paramilitarism and the birth of the alt-right.
A much-needed and troubling revelation The power of Belew’s book comes, in part, from the fact that it reveals a story about white-racist violence that we should all already know. The NationFascinating Shows how hatred of the federal government, fears of communism, and racism all combined in white-power ideology and explains why our responses to the movement have long been woefully inadequate.
13. To Die for the People
Author: by Huey Newton
Published at: City Lights Publishers; Reissue edition (September 1, 2009)
A fascinating, first-person account of a historic era in the struggle for black empowerment in America. Long an iconic figure for radicals, Huey Newton is now being discovered by those interested in the history of America’s social movements. Was he a gifted leader of his people or a dangerous outlaw?
Were the Black Panthers heroes or terrorists? Whether Newton and the Panthers are remembered in a positive or a negative light, no one questions Newton’s status as one of America’s most important revolutionaries. To Die for the People is a recently issued classic collection of his writings and speeches, tracing the development of Newton’s personal and political thinking, as well as the radical changes that took place in the formative years of the Black Panther Party.
With a rare and persuasive honesty, To Die for the People records the Party’s internal struggles, rivalries and contradictions, and the result is a fascinating look back at a young revolutionary group determined to find ways to deal with the injustice it saw in American society.
14. The Unabomber Manifesto: Industrial Society and Its Future
Author: by The Unabomber
Published at: WingSpan Classics (November 20, 2008)
In 1971 Dr. Theodore Kaczynski rejected modern society and moved to a primitive cabin in the woods of Montana. There, he began building bombs, which he sent to professors and executives to express his disdain for modern society, and to work on his magnum opus, Industrial Society and Its Future, forever known to the world as the Unabomber Manifesto.
Responsible for three deaths and more than twenty casualties over two decades, he was finally identifed and apprehended when his brother recognized his writing style while reading the ‘Unabomber Manifesto.’ The piece, written under the pseudonym FC (Freedom Club) was published in the New York Times after his promise to cease the bombing if a major publication printed it in its entirety.
15. The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left
Author: by Dinesh D'Souza
Published at: Regnery Publishing; Illustrated edition (July 31, 2017)
“Of course, everything [D’Souza] says here is accurate… But it’s not going to sit well with people on the American left who, of course, are portraying themselves as the exact opposite of all of this.” RUSH LIMBAUGHThe explosive new book from Dinesh D’Souza, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Hillary’s America, America, and Obama’s America.
What is “the big lie” of the Democratic Party? That conservativesand President Donald Trump in particularare fascists.Nazis, even. In a typical comment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says the Trump era is reminiscent of “what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor.” But in fact, this audacious lie is a complete inversion of the truth.
Yes, there is a fascist threat in Americabut that threat is from the Left and the Democratic Party. The Democratic left has an ideology virtually identical with fascism and routinely borrows tactics of intimidation and political terror from the Nazi Brownshirts.
To cover up their insidious fascist agenda, Democrats loudly accuse President Trump and other Republicans of being Nazisan obvious lie, considering the GOP has been fighting the Democrats over slavery, genocide, racism and fascism from the beginning. Now, finally, Dinesh D’Souza explodes the Left’s big lie.
16. The Naked Socialist
Author: by Paul B. Skousen
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First Edition Paperback Signed (August 24, 2012)
The NAKED SOCIALIST provides an astonishing, new look at the greatest power of darkness and force yet born into the earth. It is the real story of socialism. In this hard hitting single volume, author Paul B. Skousen strips away the fakery, the false hopes, the hollow dreams, and meaningless promises that socialists have foisted on countless millions for thousands of years.
He explains what socialism is, where it came from, how it works, and why it always destroys its host nation. This easy-to-read overview exposes socialism’s track record from more than 6,000 years ago, and follows it right up until today, giving proof of its predictable failure to create, innovate, and protect.
Skousen fulfills an urgent need to answer such questions as, Is Barack Obama a socialist?How much of the U.S. Constitution has been replaced with socialism? What is socialism, and why is it bad? Why did the Founding Fathers specifically make socialism illegal?
How did socialism destroy Rome, Jamestown, and Plymouth? Are these same patterns of demise at work today?Which U.S. Presidents socialized America? How is socialism hurting nations around the globe? What are the best examples of socialism in action today?