Readings on Corruption, Conspiracy, and Constitutional Principles
Compiled by Jon Roland
Also see Reading List 2
Inclusion in this list does not constitute endorsement of everything they
have to say, only that they contain some useful points.
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Corruption and Political Dysfunction
 Rodney Stich, Defrauding America, 1994, Diablo Western Press,
Inc., PO Box 5, Alamo, CA 94507, 800- 247-7389, $27.25 Ppd. Insider exposes
massive federal corruption, corporate raiding, looting of savings and loans,
drug smuggling, bankruptcy fraud, coverups of safety violations, and JFK
assassination, particularly involving CIA and Justice Department.
 Terry Reed & John Cummings, Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the
CIA, 1994, Shapolsky Publishers Inc, 136 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011,
212/633-2022. Details of corruption involving the CIA, Bush and Clinton.
 William Greider, Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American
Democracy, 1992, Simon & Schuster. Describes faltering of the political
 Donald L. Bartlett & James B. Steele, America: What Went
Wrong?, 1992, Andrews & McMeel, 4900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112.
Superficial, but some useful points.
 Gary H. Kah, En Route to Global Occupation, 1992, Huntington House
Publishers, POB 53788, Lafayette, LA 70505. Superficial, but examines the
 James Bovard, Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty,
1994, St. Martin's Press, New York. Survey of official abuses, but neglects
corporate abuses and the ultimate causes and solutions to both.
 Eugene Schroder, Constitution: Fact or Fiction, 1995, PO Box 89,
Campo, CO 81029, 719/787-9958, $14.95. Exposition of Emergency Rule,
established March 9, 1933, which continues to this day.
 Walter Karp, Liberty Under Siege, 1993, Franklin Square, New York.
Survey of some of the more obvious erosions of constitutional rights, but
superficial treatment of the causes.
 Ron Cole, Sinister Twilight: A Tragedy Near Waco, and a Sinister
Twilight in America, 1993, Unlimited Thought Bookstore, 5525 Blanco Rd.
#112, San Antonio, TX 78216, $15.00 Ppd.
 Jack DeVault, The Waco Whitewash, 1994. Rescue Press, 8048
Midcrown #11, San Antonio, TX 78218, $20.00 Ppd. Abuses by the federal judicial
 Bud & Ruth Schultz, It Did Happen Here: Recollections of Political
Repression in America, 1989, U. Of California Press, Berkeley.
 Morton Halperin et al., The Lawless State: The Crimes of U.S.
Intelligence Agencies, 1976, Penguin, New York. Survey of results of Church
Committee Report and similar abuses.
 Frank J. Donner, The Age of Surveillance: The Aims and Methods of
America's Political Intelligence System, 1980, Knopf, New York.
 Martin Cannon, The Controllers: Mind Control and Its Role in the
'Alien' Abduction Phenomenon, 1990, 1996, 8211 Owensmouth Av #206, Canoga
Park, CA 91304. $6.00. Survey of mind-control experimentation by U.S.
 Julianne McKinney, Microwave Harassment & Mind- Control
Experimentation, Electronic Surveillance Project, Association of National
Security Alumni, PO Box 13625, Silver Spring, MD 20911-3625, 301/608- 0143.
$5.00. ExposÚ of mind-control experimentation by insider.
 James M. Collier & Kenneth F. Collier, Votescam: the Stealing of
America, 1992, Victoria House Press, 67 Wall St #2411, New York, NY 10005.
$10.00. Report of investigations of how computerized elections are rigged. A
manual for investigating vote fraud.
 Gerry Spence, With Justice for None, 1989, Penguin, New York.
Abuses of the legal system.
Coverups and Secret Government
 Anthony C. Sutton, America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to
the Order of Skull & Bones, 1986, Liberty House Press, 2027 Iris,
Billings, MT 59102. Traces historical roots of major members of U.S. branch of
Shadow Government, but doesn't cover decision- making structure.
 John Coleman, Conspirators' Hierarchy: The Committee of Three
Hundred, 1992, America West Publishers, PO Box 2208, Carson City, NV 89702.
Introduces major players in global Shadow Government, but lacks substantiation
and may have misread the roles of some of them. Makes case that rule is by 300
major families, a third of them British. Traces their control of almost every
sector of society, and shows that much of their money comes from control of
drug market, going back to China opium trade. But doesn't cover present
 Burton Hersh, Old Boys : The American Elite and the Origins of the
CIA, 1992, Scribners, New York. Traces the emergence of the CIA as executor
of objectives of the ruling elite and examines their deficiencies.
 Loch K. Johnson, America's Secret Power: the CIA in a democratic
society, 1989, Oxford, New York A sanitized depictionof this agency.
 Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, The CIA and American Democracy, 1989, Yale,
New Haven. A sanitized depiction of this agency.
 L. Fletcher Prouty, JFK, the CIA, Vietnam and the Plot to Assassinate
John F. Kennedy, 1992, Birch Lane, New York
A; Secret Team
: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World,
Institute for Historical Review.
assassination as government plot.
 Gaeton Fonzi, The Last Investigation, 1993, Thunder's Mouth, New
York. Commentary on House investigation which concluded JFK assassination was a
 Bill Moyers, The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis,
1988, 1990, Seven Locks Press, PO Box 27, Cabin John, MD 20818, 310/320-2130.
Discusses what came out of the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals. Eloquent
indictment, but no new revelations.
 William Greider, Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs
the Country, 1987, Simon & Schuster, New York. Describes the
consequences of 1980 financial deregulation, which lays the basis for what is
discussed by Rodney Stich.
 Gary Sick, October Surprise, 1991, I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 110
Gloucester Av, London NW18JA. Exposes deal to give Iran arms to keep hostages
long enough to defeat Carter in 1980 election.
 Donald Axelrod, Shadow Government: the hidden world of public
authorities and how they control $1 trillion dollars of your money, 1992,
Wiley, New York. Identifies how such public authorities function as a part of
the Shadow Government.
 Timothy Good, Above Top Secret: The Worldwide UFO Cover-up, 1988,
W. Morrow, New York
Contact: Top-Secret UFO Files Revealed, 1993, W. Morrow, New York.
important question: If these things are real, how are they affecting
government: both visible and invisible.
 James Madison, Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention, 1840.
The definitive record of the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of
 James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, The Federalist.
Explanation of the proposed Constitution and arguments for adopting it.
 Bernard Schwartz, The Roots of the Bill of Rights, 1980, Chelsea
House, New York. Includes much of debate needed to interpret Framers' intent.
 Merrill D. Peterson, ed., The Portable Thomas Jefferson, 1975,
Penguin, New York. Major writings, especially his commentaries on the
Constitution and its foundations.
 Ernest Barker, ed., Social Contract, 1960, Oxford U. Press,
London. Contains essays: John Locke, An Essay Concerning the True Original,
Extent, and End of Civil Government; David Hume, Of the Original
Contract; Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract. These are the
definitive treatises that lay the theoretical basis for republican government,
and without which the Constitution cannot be fully understood.
 Leonard W. Levy, Original Intent and the Framers' Constitution,
1988, Macmillan, New York. Scholar examines "original intent"
doctrine and its alternatives.
 Stephen P. Halbrook, That Every Man Be Armed, 1984, Independent
Institute, 134 98th Av, Oakland, CA 94603. Traces legal foundations of right to
keep and bear arms and shows how it is fundamental to all other rights.
 Clarence Streit, Atlantic Union Now, 1962, Freedom & Union
Press, Washington, DC. Excellent analysis of how a federal constitution must be
designed to be viable and effective.
 Jeffrey Abramson, We, the Jury: The Jury System and the Ideal of
Democracy, 1994, BasicBooks, New York. Good treatment of some of the key
issues involving the jury system, including jury nullification, and how it has
been perverted from its orginal form.
 Friedrich A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty, 1960, U. of
Chicago Press, Chicago. Examines conflicting political philosophies and their
impacts on ideal constitutional governance.
 Walter Berns, Taking the Constitution Seriously, 1987, Madison
Books, Lanham, MD. Makes case for returning to strict construction and
compliance, but neglects rights to keep and bear arms and to assemble as
 William R. Tonso, The Gun Culture and its Enemies, 1990, Second
Amendment Foundation, James Madison Building, 12500 N.E. Tenth Place, Bellevue,
 Morgan Norval, The Militia in 20th Century America: A Symposium,
A; Larry Pratt,
Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution and Citizens Militias, 1995.
A Gun Owners
Foundation, 5881 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. Discusses the major
factor missing from the political order that might make a difference.
 Martin Gross, A Call for Revolution, 1993, Ballantine, New York.
Superficial, and misses much that is needed, but hits some useful points.
 Senator Steve Symms & Larry Grupp, The Citizen's Guide to Fighting
Government, 1994, Jameson Books, Inc., PO Box 738, Ottawa, IL 61350.
Handbook on political action.
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