2017/18 Age of Hope reading: Another "PeaceLeaks" Message“
Our resistance isn't so much about what we do as who we are: it cuts right inside of us, into our very being, into our belief system, into our democratic hopes, into our anti corporate desires, into our whole mental environment.
Age of Anger - A History of the Present by Pankaj Mishra is one of the most important book to understand why we still live under a destructive world view.
Hold the world together with knowledge
We think peace - we ask for peace - we distribute peace
"Borders do not only run between nations,
they run also between top and bottom."
"Everybody can relate to it. It should make us think. Why is it so easy to master mind the majority? Is it of educational nature, intelligence or intangibility? By talking or writing about it, I feel like skating on thin ice and move cautiously optimistic in circles. To be neutral and fair about issues requires an overview, motivation and more knowledge. This must be one reason why we avoid profound conservation and talk more about unimportant things. Thanks to books, I can read about every subject and feel a relief when writers hit my point of view. Actually, there are very interesting and right to the point books published. However, paper stays patient, even when readers do not talk about it. My last book "Collapse, How Societies Choose to Fall or Succeed" by Jared Diamond is an example of how important it is to read about past civilizations. Now I can understand the development of various cultures and their problems and achievements. To find out that a relationship between different events exists gives you a new perspective. I learned to relate dates not only to a timetable but also to multifaceted events that left many directives until today. For an example, I know now why Independence from Feudalism developed and the Victorian times still haunt us and educational systems change very slowly. The Industrial Revolution forced new adaptability on people and the "ism" system reigned. Absolutism, Colonialism, Capitalism, Communism, Nationalism and Socialism left their marks. Every "ism" fought each other but all understood to control their people with power, force or act of violence. Technology flourishes and science dazzles our mind. With the start of the United Nations the divide and conquer philosophy faded. Manipulation took its place. After destruction and loss of many lives, a rapid economic development created a bureaucratic system under an assumed name with party affiliation that developed into a global economic power interest. The word "Democracy" is now the runner. Every party uses this word in their campaign and the media reports like, if we had one. Does our government know that we are a Constitutional Republic? 1215 the Magna Charta elaborated in favor of merchants. In the 18th century, citizen created the U.S. Constitution to restrict the power of government. Since the 20th Century, every country has developed some kind of self-serving Constitution. Most people do not know its content and governments ignore it. A citizen who understands his rights cannot sue in court about it. So much for Justice. As more we look behind the scene and get involved in details, at least 60 % of political decision should be brought before a juridicial examination, before they become law. So much for the three branches of government at work.
It is time to awaken Communities out of a coma with a Community Occupy Movement Affiliated meet-up circle to talk about some of the following book titles. Establishing an overview on how humanity got into all this what is written today about it is the only way to bring Peace and Justice in the near future. Community Network Power must be established in a digital age we live in, because it is transformative as the industrial revolution. Community grassroots groundbreaking meet-up circles are at work for the last 10 years to affiliate; to make a world of difference. Be assured that CNP-Community Network Power and UBI-Universal Base Income issues will be the only answer to the power of money. Read some of the books and you will agree to help us to organize community common sense.
Books of Interest
The Parlament of Man, by Paul Kennedy
Our Sister Republic, The Other American Revolution by Caintlin Fitz
Terrorism, The New World War by Lloyd Pettiford and Davidd Harding
WuWei Die Lebenskunst des Tao by Theo Fischer
Industry and Empire by Eric Hobsbawm
The Age of Capital 1848 - 1875 Eric.J.Hobsbawm
Think Like a Champion by Donald J. Trump
Saving Capitalism for the many, not the few by Robert B. Reich
The seventh sense by Joshua Cooper Ramo
Letters to a young activist by Todd Gitlin
A Full Life - Reflections at ninety by Jimmy Carter
Europe since Napoleon by David Thomson - A coherent picture of modern European history to understand what went wrong til today.
Politics, Reform and Expansion 1890-1900 by Harald U. Faulkner
The Response to Industrialism 1885-1914
The Secret of the Ages by Robert Collier
Forces of Fortune by Vali Nasr
Work by Lars Svendsen
The Great Divide by Joseph Stiglitz
Packing the Court by James Mac Gregor Burns
What goes up - Modern Wall Street by Eric J. Weiner
the Stories American tell their Presidents by Eli Saslow
Jefferson's second Revolution by Susan Dunn
Fall from Grace by Shelly Ross
The Awakening of American Nationalism 1815-1828 by Georg Dangerfield
Paul Allen, Idea Man by Paul Allen
The Burr Conspiracy by Thomas Perkins Abernethy
The Conservative's Handbook by Phil Valentine
1001 People who made America by Allen Axelrod
Napoleon's Glance y William Duggan
World Government ready or not by Garry Davis
Governing the World by Mark Mazower
Rites of Peace by Adam Zamoyski
Lawyer's wit and Wisdom edited by Bruce Nash, Allen Zullo and compiled by Kathryn Zullo
Unstoppable by Ralph Nader
The Seventeen Solutions by Ralph Nader
The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy by Jim Marris
Towards a New World by S. Radhakrishnan
Ouotations of Martin Luther King, Jr
Time for Outrage - Indignez-vous! by Stéphane Hessel
The Shaddows of Power - by James Perloff, a book to awaken the general public out of a C.O.M.A.
Predator Nation - by Charles H. Ferguson
Trail of Tears - by John Ehle
Cahokia Mounds - by William Iseminger
The book of the Navajo - by Raymond Friday Locke
Indian Givers - by Jack Weatherford
Anatomy of the Spirit - by Caroline Myss PhD
How the World Works - by Noam Chomsky
Profit over People - by Noam Chomsky
Be The People - by Carol M. Swain, PhD
The Leaderless Revolution - by Carne Ross - How Ordinary People Will Take Power And Change Politics in the 21st Century.
It is dangerous to be right when the Government is wrong - by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, A Case for personal Freedom.
Birth 2012 and Beyond, by Barabara Marx Hubbard - Humanity's Great Shift to the Age of Conscience Evolution
Real Common Sense by Brian Kahn - Using our Founding Values to Reclaim our Nation.
The Mature Mind by H.A. Overstreet - Criteria of Maturity, a must for young and old. First published 1949 by W.W.Norton & Co Inc. New York
Alle reden vom Frieden von Horst E.Richter - A paradox intervention
The Meaning of the 21st Century by James Martin
Sword of the Spirit-Shield of Faith by Andrew Preston - Religion in American war and diplomacy
War is a Lie by David Swanson - An antidote to the toxins of complacency and evasion
How do you Kill 11 Million People? by Andy Andrew "For you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free."
The Wizard of Lies by Diana B. Henriques - Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust
Freefall by Joseph Stiglitz - What is your mindset?
Nullification by Thomas Woods Jr. - How to resist Federal Tyranny, the battlegame against big government
The Words of Peace Selected and Edited by Irwin Abrams - Speeches of the Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize
I'd Rather teach Peace by Colman Mc Carthy - one man's passion for peace education
The Sami People by Davvi Girji OS A Handbook of a indigenous population
The Essential Thomas Paine Introduction by Sidney Hook
Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L. Weiss ( Simon & Schuster)
Time For A NEW Tea Party By Will of the People
The Limits of Power by Andrew J. Bacevich The End of American Exeptionalism
The war of the world by Niall Ferguson History in full cry - The beginning of the 20th century.
The Rise and Fall of the American Empire by Niall Ferguson
The American Future by Simon Schama - Is America a warrior culture?
The Thirteen American Arguments by Howard Fineman
After the Reich by Giles McDonogh The brutal history of the allied occupation
Building Peace After War by Mats Bertal
For the Common Good by Matthew W. Finkin and Robert C. Post Principles of American Academic Freedom
Roots by Alex Haley The Saga of an American Family
Save the world on your own time by Stanley Fish
A Crime so Monstrous by E.Benjamin Skinner Face to face with modern-day slavery
Superclass by David Rothkopf The Global Power Elite and the world they are making
Will America Change? by Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies
This book shows how the world's lone hyperpower developed its doctrine of pre-emptive response that led to the disasters of Iraq and Afghanistan. It explores how, from Vietnam to the end of the cold war to Iraq, the U.S. has embraced militarism and used its power to make the world secure for American interest. Each year, the problem of America has become more acute, more invasive and more resented around the world.
A History of Taxation and Expenditure in the Western World by C. Webber, A. Wildavski
by Ron Paul - He says the truth, nothing but the truth.
Bad Money by Kevin Phillips Reckless Finance Failed Politics and the global Crisis of American Capitaism
Who Killed the Constitution? by Thomas E. Woods Jr. and Kevin R.C. Gutzman
The Living Constitution by David A. Strauss
The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence Edited by jack N. Rakove
The House of Morgan by Ron Chernow An American Banking Dynasty
The Secet History of the American Empire by John Perkins
Idiot America byCharles P.Pierce How stupidity became a virture in the land of the free
The End of America, by Naomi Wolf Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot
Rouge Economics by Loretta Napoleoni
The System of the World by Neal Stephenson The world is a most confused and unsteady place...
The Creature from Jekyll Island by G.Edward Griffin A second look at the Federal Reserve
Rather Outspoken by Dan Rather, He got into a fight with the U.S.President during the heat of his re-election campaign. What did you think was going to happen? While reading this book I noticed that this all happened in Washington of the most powerful nation in the world. I did not forget what transpired four decades ago and was not even stunned about Dan Rather's personal experiences as a CBS correspondent of the White House. After finishing his book I knew my eleven presidents well enough not to question my own judgement. His story left no doubt in my mind that the truth always was the highest standard on his and my mind.
Wealth and Democracy. A Political History... by Kevin Phillips
The Flame of Attention by Jiddu Krishnamurti, a must read book
Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg
In Fed we Trust by David Wesel
Culture Imperialism by Edward W. Said
The Retail Revolution by Nelson Lichtenstein How Wal Mart created a brave new World of Business
Sam Walton-Made in America by Sam Walton with John Huey, my Wal-Mart story
In Defense of Globalism by Jagdish Bhagwati
The Revolution by Ron Paul
Saving Freedom by Jim DeMist - We can stop America's slide into socialism
The Paradox of Global USA by Bruce Mazlish, Nayan chanda and kenneth Weisbrode with Patrick Robinson
Packaging Terrorism Co-opting the News for Politics and Profit by Susan Moeller
Die Globalisierungsfalle, Angriff auf Demokratie und Wohlstand by Hans Peter Martin und Harald Schumann
The Essential by Noam Chomsky
A Colossal Failure of Common Seense by lawrence G. Mc Donald The collapse of Lehman Brothers
Moyers on Democracy by Bill Moyers
The World is Curved by David M.Smick hidden Dangers to the Global Economy
The Thirteen American Arguments by Howard Fineman
The unknown is not measurable by the known. Time cannot measure the timeless, the eternal, that immensity which has no beginning and no end. But our minds are bound to the yardstick of yesterday, today and tomorrow, and with that yardstick we try to inquire into the unknown, to measure that which is not measurable. And when we try to measure something which is not measurable, we only get caught in words. Krishamurti, New Delhi 1970
Confesion of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins www.buecher.de
12 Books that changed the world by Melvyn Bragg, a great overview
The meaning of the 21st Century (Transworld Publisher) by James Martin
The Future of Freedom (WW Norton & C0 ) by Farced Zakaria
Free World ( Penguin Books Ltd, London ) by Timothy Garton Ash
The European Dream ( Penguin ) by Jeremy Rifkin
America's Wars ( Mc-Graw Hill Book Co ) By Edwin P Hoyt
China - USA by Jean-Francois Susbielle
Wohlstand durch Globalisierung (Beck im dtv ) by Thomas Apolte
Flächenbrand - Krise im Finanzsystem by Wolfgang Münchau
Notizen eines Weltbürger by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Kleine Weltgeschichte by Alexander Demandt
Eine bessere Welt ist möglich by Franz Alt - Rosi Gollmann - Rupert Neudeck
The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
Collaps, how societies choose to fail or succeed by Jared Diamond
The Grand Chessboard by Zbigniew Brzezinski
Second Change by Zbigniew Brzezinski, 3 Presidents and the crisis of American Superpower
Globalization - A very short introduction, by Manfred B. Steger
Pirates of the Caribbean, Axis of Hope by Tariq Ali
The Age of Turbulence, Alan Greenspan - A revelation of the finance world
Peace upon you, Zachary Karabell
No Rights only Temporary Priveliges - I want unlimited rights
The Concise -33 Strategies of War, Robert Greene
Atlas shrugged, by Ayn Rand
I CHING in ten minutes, R.T.Kaser Guide to understanding the mysteries of the...
The Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream?
DEAR MR. BUFFET by Janet Tarakoli
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
The Return of Depression Economics by Paul Krugmann
The Mystery of Capital by Hernando De Soto Why capitalism triumphs in the west and fails everywhere else
The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson, a financial history of the world
Paronoid Nation by Matt Towery
Seven Years that Changed the World by Archie Brown
21st Century Economy by Randy Charles Epping, a beginners guide
365 Ways to Live the Law of Attraction by Meora Lester
Music in Terezin 1941-1945 by Joza Karas - In the struggle for hope in these darkest of times
Tipping Point by Malcome Gladwell
All the News Unfit to Print by Eric Burns How things were...and how they were reported.
The Age of the Unthinkable by Joshua Cooper Ramo Why the new world disorder constantly surprises us and what we can do about it.
Good to Great by Jim Collins Why some companies make the leap...and others don't
Fellow Citizens U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses by Robert V.Remini and Terry Golway
Sea of Glory by Nathaniel Philbrick America"s Voyage of Discovery 1838 - 1842
The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam by Robert S. McNamara - His denunciation of the Vietnam War
Argument without End by Robert S. McNamara - In search of answers to the Vietnam tragedy
Der Lange Weg nach Westen bei Heinrich August Winkler - Die Geschichte des Westens
Geschichte des Westens bei Heinrich August Winkler - Von den Anfängen in der Antike bis zum 20.Jahrhundert
Der Politische Mensch by Oskar Negt - Demokratie als Lebensform
Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed - The Bankers who broke the world
The Industrial Revolutionaries by Gavin Weightman The Making of the Modern World 1776-1914
Country Wisdom Edited by Ken & Janice Tate
Lies my teacher told me by James W. Loewen - Everything your American History textbook got wrong
Listen up, Mr President by Helen Thomas Retirement with 89 years, congratulation!
Eat Right 4 your Type by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo - The individualized diet solution to staying healthy, living longer and achieving your ideal weight.
On the Trail of Ghengis Khan by Tim Cope 10 000 km across the great Eurasian steppe to Hungary
Grandmothers Against the War by Joan Wile - Getting off our fannies & standing up for peace.
The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richards Rhodes - A History of the Atom Bomb
Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada
The NEWS - A Groundwork by Peter Stevens
American Conspiricies by Jesse Ventura with Dick Russel
What Orwell didn't know, Edited by Andras Szanto, Propaganda and the New Face.
The Verso Book Dissent, Preface by Tariq Ali, Edited by Andrew Hsiao - Andrea Lim
Washington Rules, America's Path to Permanent War, by Andrew J. Baclvich
Tower of Deseption by Barrie Zwicker, The Media cover-up of 9/11
What we say goes, Noam Chomsky, Conversation on U.S. Power in a Changing World
Let's Stop beating around the Bush by Jim Hightower. More Political Subversion.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, use the secret in every aspect in your life
I have seen the Promised Land by David Adams
Diktatur der Gutmenschen by Boris Grundl, Das Gegenteil von gut ist gutgemeint!
Das Buch der Menschlichkeit by Dalai Lama, Werden Sie ein positiv gestimmter Mensch.
Breakdown by Bill Gertz - The Failure of American Intelligence
The Work of Nations by Robert B. Reich - American economy development.
The Couage to Survive by Dennis J. Kucinich, A childhood memory.
Woran krankt die Welt? by Ruediger Dahlke, Moderne Mythen gefährden unsere Zukunft.
eaarth, by Bill McKibben Making a life on a tough new planet
The Mirror Makers by Steven Fox,
The Anatomy of Peace by Emery Reeves
Garry Davis goes to court by Garry Davis
The Watchman's Rattle by Rebecca Costa
Gateway to Eternity by Gary Edwards Haymes
"Occupy" Occupied Media by Noam Chomsky
Time for Outrage - Indgnez-vous! by Stephane Hessel
Ouotations of Martin Luther King, JR.
The Delaration of Independence and other Great Documents of American History 1775 - 1865 Edited by John Grafton
The Short History of the World by J.M.Roberts - The best to understand
Atrocitology by Matthew White - Humanity's 100 Deadliest Achievements
If Walls Could Talk - by Lucy Worsley -
Why the West Rules-of now by Ian Morris
A Little Histoy of the World by E.H. Gombrich
State of Denial by Bob Woodward
Terrorism - The New World War by Lloyd Pettiford & David Harding
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy by Greg Palast
The Peace That Was Left by Emile Cammaerts
The History of the IRA by Brendan O'Brien
Titanic - A Passenger's Guide 1912
WHO AM I ? and if so, how many? by Richard D. Precht
American Caesars by Nigel Hamilton
Arms and Hunger by Willy Brandt
Democrips and ReBloodlicans by Jesse Ventura with Dick Russel
How the Irish saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill
The Great Divergence by Timothy Noah
America the Beautiful by Ben Carson M.D.
America: What went wrong? By Donald L. Bartlett and James B.Steele
The Tao of Joy Every Day by Derek Lin
I refer these titles to readers who would like to have a better overview and understanding. Idealistic citizens would like to bundle the confusion, misunderstanding and one sided views and with these reading materials to restore the confidence of common sense solutions.
By reading some of these books you get a quick summary about what is going on in our society and what we must do to make a difference. You will notice that "the obsticles to peace are in the minds and hearts of men." Norman Angell (1933) "Peace, like freedom is no original state which existed from the start; we shall have to make it, in the truest sense of the word." Willy Brandt (1971)