The Bushiad and The Idyossey
Recommended Reading


 

 
The Bushiad
Foreword
Chapter 1- The Rage of George
Chapter 2- Rattling of Sabres
Chapter 3- Entreaties Rejected
Chapter 4- Osama Speaks
Chapter 5- The Underworld
Chapter 6- Fatherly Advice
Chapter 7- The Gods of War
Chapter 8- Juggernaut
Chapter 9- The Prisoners
Chapter 10- Interrogation
Chapter 11- George Dreams
Chapter 12- In the Clouds
Chapter 13- D
jeuner
Chapter 14- Secret Agent
Chapter 15- The Tyrant Flees
Chapter 16- Out of Order
Chapter 17- George Descends
Chapter 18- Master Kim
Chapter 19- Uncurious George
Chapter 20- Asana
Chapter 21- Doing the Patriot Act
Chapter 22- Immaculate Reception
Chapter 23- The Little Prince
Chapter 24- Mission Accomplished

The Idyossey
Chapter 1- Ichor of the Gods
Chapter 2- The Price of Peace
Chapter 3- Empyre
Chapter 4- Woeful Warrior
Chapter 5- Mitzvah
Chapter 6- News Analysis
Chapter 7- Strategic Planner
Chapter 8- Aristea
Chapter 9- Last Supper
Chapter 10- Skullduggery
Chapter 11: Family Reunion
Chapter 12- Black Goddess
Chapter 13- Saboteur
Chapter 14- Glossolalia
Chapter 15- Visitation
Chapter 16- Dead or Alive
Chapter 17- Across the Border
Chapter 18- The Unraveling
Chapter 19- Summer in the City
Chapter 20- Wolf and Jackal
Chapter 21- George Gloats
Chapter 22- Surreality
Chapter 23- Kidnapped
Chapter 24- Denouement

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Below is a list of some of the books that I have found particularly significant and helpful,
and some comments about each one to provide you with a sense of what
they are about. I will be adding more to the list from time to time. Enjoy!

The Culture of Make Believe
Derrick Jensen

Context Books
Using a Socratic method of questions and then searching for answers, Jensen
ranges amid an extraordinary universe of sources to build his rather sobering
hypothesis: that underlying our culture, virtually invisible, lie roots that explain our
addiction to violence, marginalization of others, destruction of the environment and
widespread cultural failure. Deeply personal and rigorously academic, this book
left me reeling for months!

The End of Politics
Carl Boggs

The Guildford Press, 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012

Boggs documents the dramatic decline of citizen involvement with public issues
over the past few decades, and proposes the reasons behind this decline. Democracy
is suffering due to the mood and attitude of anti-politics which now pervades our culture.
Clear, concise, revealing.

The New Nuclear Danger
Helen Caldicott

The New Press, 450 West 41st. Street, New York, NY 10036

Founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility and courageous leader of the effort
to prevent the further development and proliferation of WMD, Helen Caldicott describes
the psychopathic nature of the men who have placed the entire world at risk. She also
provides and exhaustive list of weapons systems created or under current development.
A powerful indictment of the reckless and power hungry.

Discipline & Punish - The Birth of the Prison
Michel Foucault

Vintage Books, Division of Random House
Though dense and often difficult, Foucault dissects modern culture like few ever have.
Bringing his rigorous scholarship to bear, he examines the roots of our "disciplined"
society, the nature of the outcast, modern modes of control, and ultimately the
role of power relationships in molding cultural attitudes. A stunning work.

Savage Dreams
Rebecca Solnit

Sierra Club Books, San Francisco
The perspective of an art historian provides different view of the world. In this book,
Solnit recounts the devastation and removal of the native Americans from Yosemite
Valley, and links that story with the westernized concept of nature and parkland.
Woven into the tale is her experience talking to ranchers who lives and livelihood
have been destroyed by nuclear testing in Nevada. Beautifully written, a real eye-opener.

Upside Down
Eduardo Galeano

Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, New York
Latin American poet and writer Galeano spent years in exile from his native Uruguay.
This book is a collection of snippets, rants, rages and torments about ways in which
the powerful and the rich continue to dominate and exploit those with less. It gave me
the courage to keep writing.

One Market Under God
Thomas Frank

Anchor Books, A division of Random House
Chronicling the rise of "market populism", Frank sticks it to the corporations right
where they deserve it, in the gut. He deftly punctures the well-constructed myths that
have come to dominate economic dialogue, and carefully eviscerates the belly of
the corporate beast and the politicians who so comfortably reside there. Fabulous.

The Post-Corporate World
David C. Korten

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Despite those who subscribe to Fukuyama's premise that we have reached "the
end of history" and that all that remains is to mop-up the rest of the economic
systems that don't work, Korten reveals that our only hope is in a reconstructed
post-corporate world. A hopeful book for a dismal situation.

The Prince
Niccolo Machiavelli

This short book of advice written in 1513 is the basis of the term "Machiavellian", used
to describe one who's actions are dishonest and geared to succeed at all costs.
In these times, it is always wise to read the original material; what's remarkable is
how the advice applies to our modern world and how readily the powerful take to it!

 

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