i’ve read most of these since i was ten or so…  MLK was one of the earliest…

i’ve found that generally when i begin to study something that interests me and then to discuss what i’ve gleaned from that, most people don’t follow me, disagree with me, question my definitions… it can be really bizarre actually, with me thinking i’ve clearly developed and explained an idea only to find it repeated back to me as the reverse of what i just said or just plain rolling of eyes and shrugging me off…

i’m sure that this is due to one factor at least: my reading list is unique i think. interdisciplinary, seeking what lies outside the walls of established canon, always demanding my sources to be authoritative and to have integrity and genius. there has been no shortage of those and i am adding new ones every week… can you believe, i only recently heard of Judith Butler and Julia Serrano and John Stoltenberg? and my waiting list is so full!

help yourself to something on my list, it might blow your mind.

Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond Revised Edition
by Martin A. Lee & Bruce Shlain 1994

Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation
by Mary Daly 1993

Briefing for a Descent Into Hell
by Doris Lessing 1971

Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation
by Silvia Federici 2004

Cat’s Cradle
by Kurt Vonegut 1963

Corn & Capitalism: How a Botanical Bastard Grew to Global Dominance
by Arturo Warman 2003

Creatures of Light and Darkness
by Roger Zelazny 1969

The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics
by Gary Zukav 1979

Daughter of the Revolution and Other Stories
by John Reed 1927

Don Quijote de la Mancha
por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 1604

Dying of the Trees: The Pandemic in America’s Forests
by Charles E. Little 1995

El FSLN Por Dentro: Relatos de un Combatiente
por Plutarco Elías Hernández Sancho 1982

El Lado Oculto del Presidente Mora
por Armando Vargas Araya 2007

Entropy: A New World View
by Jeremy Rifkin 1980

Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy
by Frederick Clarkson 1997

Exiled in the Land of the Free: Democracy, Indian Nations and the U.S. Constitution
by Oren Lyons; Donald Grinde; Robert Venables; John Mohawk; Jr.; Howard Berman; Vine Deloria; Laurence Hauptman; Curtis Berkey 1992

Facts and Fascism
by George Seldes 1943

Feminist Theory From Margin to Center
by bell hooks 1984

Finer Points in the Spacing and Arrangement of Type
by Geoffrey Dowding 1966

Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America
by Bertram Gross 1980

From a Native Son: Selected Essays on Indigenism, 1985-1995
by Ward Churchill, Howard Zinn 1996

Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy
by Ted Nace 2003

Gangster Capitalism: The United States and the Global Rise of Organized Crime
by Michael Woodiwiss 2005

God Is Red
by Vine Deloria, Jr. 1994

Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
by Mary Daly 1978

Harvest Of Rage: Why Oklahoma City Is Only The Beginning
by Joel Dyer 1997

Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
by Jack Weatherford 1989

by Andrea Dworkin 1987

In Dubious Battle
by John Steinbeck 1936

Letter Forms
by Stanley Morrison 1968

Lucha Social y Guerra Civil en Costa Rica 1940 -1948
por Manuel Rojas Bolaños 1979

Memory of Fire, Vol. 1: Genesis
by Eduardo Galeano 1987

Mumbo Jumbo
by Ishmael Reed 1971

Myths of Male Dominance: Collected Articles on Women Cross-Culturally
by Eleanor Burke Leacock 1982

Protection Or Free Trade
by Henry George 1944

Significant Paragraphs from Progress and Poverty
by Henry George (with an appreciation by John Dewey) 1929

The Pornography of Representation​
by Susanne Kappeler 1986

Ringolevio: A Life Played For Keeps
by Emmett Grogin 1972

Roads to Dominion: Right-Wing Movements and Political Power in the United States
by Sara Diamond 1995

Salt of the Earth: The Story of a Film
by Herbert Biberman 1965

Secret Societies of America’s Elite:
From the Knights Templar to Skull and Bones
by Steven Sora 2003

Shadows of Tender Fury: Subcomandante Marcos Speaks Out
Subcomandante Marcos (translated by Frank Bardacke) 1995

Shikasta Re: Colonised Planet 5 (Canopus in Argos: Archives)
by Doris Lessing 1979

Stolen Continents: The “New World” Through Indian Eyes
by Ronald Wright 1992

Stone Age Economics
by Marshall Sahlins 1974

The Black Jacobins:
Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
by C.L.R. James 1938

The Creation of Patriarchy
by Gerda Lerner 1986

The Crimes of Patriots:
A True Tale of Dope, Dirty Money, and the CIA
by Jonathan Kwitny 1987

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
by Amin Maalouf 1989

The Descent of Woman
by Elaine Morgan 1972

The Devil’s Chessboard
by David Talbot 2015

The Ecology of Freedom: The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy
by Murray Bookchin 1982

The Elements of Typographic Style
by Robert Bringhurst 1992

The Essential Rumi
translated by Coleman Barks 2004

The Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design
by Jan Tschichold 1975

The Great Heroin Coup:
Drugs, Intelligence​ & International Fascism
by Henrik Krüger, Jerry Meldon, Peter Dale Scott (updated edition) 2015

The Making of the Representative for Planet 8
(Canopus in Argos: Archives)
by Doris Lessing 1982

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales
by Oliver Sacks 1987

The Politics at God’s Funeral:
The Spiritual Crisis of Western Civilization
by Michael Harrington 1983

The Politics of Organized Crime and the Organized Crime of Politics:
A Study in Criminal Power (Critical Perspectives on Crime & Inequality)
by Alfredo Schulte-Bockholt 2006

The Sirens of Titan
by Kurt Vonegut 1959

The Skeptical Feminist: Discovering the Virgin, Mother, and Crone
by Barbara G. Walker 1987

The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses
by Robert W. Service 1907

The Story of the Irish Race
by Seamus Mac Manus 1944 (Devin-Adair Revised Edition 1967)

The Tao of Physics:
An Exploration of the Parallels
Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism
by Fritjof Capra 1975

The Way of the Sufi
by Idries Shah 1968

The Western Illusion of Human Nature: With Reflections on the Long History of Hierarchy, Equality and the Sublimation of Anarchy in the West, and Comparative Notes on Other Conceptions of the Human Condition
by Marshall Sahlins 2008

The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution
by Christopher Hill 1972

Tortilla Flat
by John Steinbeck 1935

Under The Eagle:
United States Intervention in Central America and the Caribbean
by Jenny Pearce 1982

Utopia Unarmed: The Latin American Left After the Cold War
by Jorge Casteñeda 1994

Websters’ First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language
by Mary Daly, Jane Caputi, Sudie Rakusin 1987

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?
by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1967

Wildfire: Igniting the She/Volution
by Sonia Johnson 1989

Within the Context of No Context
by George W.S. Trow 1980

A People’s History of the American Revolution:
How Common People Shaped the Fight for Independence
by Ray Raphael 2001

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
(ReVisioning American History)
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz 2014

Capitalism and Slavery
by Eric Williams 1944

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
by Walter Rodney 1972

Stamped from the Beginning:
The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
by Ibram X. Kendi 2016

The Counter-Revolution of 1776:
Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America
by Gerald Horne 2014

The Half Has Never Been Told:
Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
by Edward E. Baptist 2014

The Nine Nations of North America
by Joel Garreau 1982

The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade
by Alfred W. McCoy 1991

Dialectic of Enlightenment
by Max Horkheimer and Theodore Adorno 1944

The Politics of Experience
by R.D. Laing 1967

Origins of Sex: Three Billion Years of Genetic Recombination
by Lynn Margulis and Dorian Sagan 1986