Bibliography of Essential Radical Readings

Essential Reads for Getting Conscious
(not in any particular order, but the most essential of these essential titles are in boldface – when possible, I have included links to sites where the listed text is available for reading or downloading, free of charge).It goes without saying that this list is partial, in progress alwasys, and reflects my peculiar slant on the world. Suggestions are always welcome.

Philosophy/Political Theory

The Rebel – Albert Camus
Selected Works of Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels – Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels (
Capital-Karl Marx
Society of the Spectacle – Guy Debord (
The Revolution of Everyday Life – Raoul Vaneigem (
An Essay on Liberation – Herbert Marcuse (
God and the State – Mikhail Bakunin (
An Anarchist FAQ – Version 15.0 (
Anarchism and Anarcho-Syndicalism – Rudolph Rocker (
Worker’s Councils – Anton Pannekoek (

Buddhism/Buddhism & Politics/Buddhism & Science

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind – Shunryu Suzuki (
The Diamond Sutra (
The Heart Sutra (
The Lankavatara Sutra (
The First Discourse of the Buddha (
Quantum Buddhism: Dancing in Emptiness – Reality Revealed at the Interface of Quantum Physics and Buddhist Philosophy – Graham Smetham

Politics/History/Popular Culture

Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies – Noam Chomsky (
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media – Noam Chomsky (with Edward Herman)
Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century – Greil Marcus
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions since World War II – William Blum
The COINTELPRO Papers – Ward Churchill
The CIA’s Greatest Hits – Mark Zepezauer
¡Ya Basta!: Ten Years of the Zapatista Uprising – Subcomandante Marcos


The Art of War – Sun Tzu (
Guerilla Warfare – Che Guevara
Rules for Radicals – Saul Alinsky (
The Prince – Niccolo Machiavelli

Consciousness/Psychology/Mental “Illness”

Cosmic Trigger Volume I: Final Secret of the Illuminati – Robert Anton Wilson
Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You & Your World is a book written – Robert Anton Wilson

…more titles to be added soon…

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