Another 25 Books You Should Read

12/14/202045 Comments

Since books are so central to the work that I do here at The Corbett Report, it should be no surprise that one of the most frequent requests I get is for a recommended reading list. In response to those requests, I compiled a New World Order Reading List back in 2015.

But that obviously wasn't enough so in 2017 I gave people a tour of my bookshelf.

But that obviously wasn't enough so in 2019 I got together with Liberty Weekly to compile a list of another couple dozen books to have in any respectable research library.

But that obviously wasn't enough so I followed up my WWI documentary with a recommended reading list of a dozen books on the First World War.

But that obviously wasn't enough so I just had a conversation with Richard Grove on the Grand Theft World podcast where we recommended another dozen books to read on finance, geopolitics and the New World Order.

But that obviously wasn't enough because the very first response to that conversation was a request for a definitive list of 25 books that "comprehensively explain the geopolitical and societal history as it actually is."

And you know what I say to that? Sure! . . . Well, kind of. You see, of course there is no definitive list of 25 books that will comprehensively explain the world. But I can keep recommending books as long as people keep requesting me to. (Wanna try me? I could easily whip up another list after this one!)

So, without further ado, here in no particular order is another list of 25 books that people who are interested in The Corbett Report should probably read.

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  1. Fact Checker says:

    Glad to see Technopoly at the top of the list. Its importance and timeliness cannot be overstated.

    Postman was a prophet–but unfortunately he was an exceedingly mild-mannered one.

    When personal, personal contact was precipitously prohibited in Spring of 2020, I had an instant flashback of a talk I saw Postman give at the University of So. California in 1997 or ’98. He did nothing more than urge caution and deliberation, yet during Q&A at the end, he was attacked and excoriated by the young audience members, which completely bewildered me at the time. Hearing one particular, flamboyantly gay, audience member lecture and browbeat this wise elder on how he just needed to “accept” that “WE ARE LIVING IN A DIGITAL AGE!” was perhaps my first observation of the militant, cultish mentality of the tech-fetishism that is characterizing the dehumanized World that has dawned.

    Everything Postman warned was possible in that talk and in his book, every worst-case-scenario outcome of adopting the “internet” on a mass basis, has now not just happened, but has been mandated as a matter of compulsion! This spring, I finally “got around” to buying the book Postman was promoting at that time I herd him speak (Technopoly)…and, well, there he was, describing the trap that has now been sprung.

    Postman saw the ineluctable “logic of the technology” (as James says) at its very advent. He personally rejected personal computing and word-processing up to his final days. He had a healthy, natural, but unfortunately uncommon, suspicion of digital technology, because he saw its fundamentally inhuman implications.

    Now the inhumanity is dominant, because humans are pathologically trusting creatures.

    • Howser says:

      I have his triage of books. Technolopy, Disappearance of Childhood and Amusing Ourselves to Death. His explanations within these books could be applied to nearly every decision you make and made, coerced or not.

      …Postman was a prophet–but unfortunately he was an exceedingly mild-mannered one…

      So true, a very soft spoken man. He likely anticipated people to at least become curious enough to ask the basic questions that a living breathing child might ask.

      1. “What is the problem to which this technology is the solution?”

      2. “Whose problem is it?”

      3. “Which people and what institutions might be most seriously harmed by a technological solution?”

      4. “What new problems might be created because we have solved this problem?”

      5. “What sort of people and institutions might acquire special economic and political power because of technological change?”

      We have such an amazing opportunity here. There’s are so many out there in love with a convenient form of big brother and are pretending to be asleep.

    • mkey says:


      unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable.
      “the ineluctable facts of history”

      I’ll posit that it’s not about the technology, but what you do with it. The source of this mire is interwoven with deliberate poisoning through the education system.

      • Fact Checker says:

        “it’s not about the technology, but what you do with it.”

        The Human Condition is a constant, so that observation doesn’t get anyone anywhere.

      • Duck says:

        “..I’ll posit that it’s not about the technology, but what you do with it. ..”

        Its not enough to stop the poisoning of education, you need to ACTIVELY TRAIN wild humans to be free- who’s going to pay for that?

        If you read the Unabombers manifesto, he makes a good point that even good hearted people JUST DOING THEIR JOB will always tend to use technology in ways that reduce freedom.

        Free humans are a historical rarity that only exist when a)The weaponry deficit between normal people and their rulers is not huge (Or… like Greece its HARD to a single powers will due to terrain or other restrictions)
        B)its economically viable for normies to own property and exist without the ‘good graces’ of a master class

    • pearl says:

      Well there ya have it: an intriguing, one-among-many book recommendations offered by our good host, followed up and confirmed by your own personal and fascinating review which sealed the deal for me – this shall be the one I read first. Thank you, Fact Checker.

      All this prompts me to say that daily I’m grateful for the commenters who frequent here.

    • Duck says:

      “….one particular, flamboyantly gay, audience member lecture and browbeat this wise elder on how he just needed to “accept” that “WE ARE LIVING IN A DIGITAL AGE!” was perhaps my first observation of the militant, cultish mentality of the tech-fetishism that is characterizing the dehumanized World that has dawned….”

      These are destroyed people, they are created by the “Culture of Narcissism” Christopher Lasch predicted before anyone knew what a Personal Computer was. The tech just feeds their sickness and allows them to keep their delicate ego’s inflated by the steady feed of others who agree with them… I recall the Professional Narcissist Sam Vankin saying that in the old days such people would just hang out in the equivalent of Gin Lane and bother each other rather then normal people…the internet changed that
      hmn… cant find that but here is is on similar stuff WELL worth listening to him even if he is creepy as F…ried chicken

    • mik says:

      Fact Checker,

      “Now the inhumanity is dominant, because humans are pathologically trusting creatures.

      What a…bold statement.
      I would really like to see some elaboration for this profoundly sick idea.

  2. n4x5 says:

    Released last month.
    The Transgender-Industrial Complex by Scott Howard
    I haven’t read it yet, but it looks like it should be a valuable resource.

    • Duck says:

      I just bought that a couple of days ago… it is VERY interesting, but you will want to spend the day drunk after reading a little.
      The first couple of chapters appear pretty well sourced so far and he appears to be ALMOST as good as Mr Corbett at citing where he gets his ideas from.

      Rather depressing to see people having their IQ’s measurably lowered and their life outcomes tanking because some creeps take advantage of autism and social anxiety to push an agenda

      • n4x5 says:

        These trends can be demoralizing, and this is undoubtedly an intended effect. However, the more they are pushed, the more obvious it becomes, even to many if not most normies, that what is happening is indeed the result of an agenda at work rather than the progression of a natural phenomenon. I believe that transexuality crosses a line for almost everyone, even those who have managed to normalize other deviant behaviors in their own minds. Once that line is crossed, the whole edifice can more easily be called into question. The targeting of children in particular should trigger the defensive instincts of virtually any sane adult.

        • Duck says:

          “..The targeting of children in particular should trigger the defensive instincts of virtually any sane adult..”

          One would hope so, yet Desmond is ‘still’ amazing and Netfix still shows Cuties and the agenda of weakening and creating social and sexual anxiety in children still goes on.

          I hate to say it but most of the middle class has utterly cucked out and betrayed even their own kids in return for ‘sweeties’

    • hidetora says:

      Navigating the publisher’s website or the top reviewers(Occidental Observer, Vanguard News, etc.), this work does not seem to come from the traditional conservative circles, I don’t know if I’m being clear. Not that it matters for me, it seems like a great book, the topic is very important and the trans agenda is one that disgusts me profoundly. I may buy it, eventually. Thanks for the suggestion.

  3. nawk says:

    RE: Tragedy and Hope 101 by Joe Plummer

    I highly recommend this relatively short but important book. I had read both the original Tragedy and Hope (yes all aproximatly1400 pages or so) and several of the other works sited in Mr Plummer’s book. When I listed to Mr Corbett’s interview. And was interested to see if it would be a resource I could give to someone who was trying to come up to speed on these issues. So I looked at the book. Well I should say I combed through it and checked every footnote that I could. And I can say that I was very impressed with his work.

    Hence I can’t recommend it enough. Besides the free text, he also sells an ebook addition at: ( )

  4. Simon says:

    Interesting seeing blackout listed in the recommended.

    From earlier this year.

    A massive solar flare strikes Europe, blowing the electric grid and navigational systems, leaving much of Britain without power and creating social and political chaos.’

    Did watch that when it was on, did think it was kinda funny and then this year kicked in. Then Brave New World on the tele! haha I wonder where we are going.

    Do think if we get a blackout it will because of a ‘fire sale hack’ so it can be a cyber 911 and usher the new age of the internet.

  5. Pulpo says:

    Re: H.G. Wells “The New World Order”;

    “he lays our his vision” should be “he lays out his vision”

    Thanks for the list.

  6. Duck says:

    The Dave Woods video on George Orwells thoughts on Mein Kampf is interesting but “1924 the year that made Hitler” By Peter Ross Range has a far better explanation of why people chose Hitler over constant threat of German Communist revolution- only a crazy German would want their own version of the perverted and murderous Hungarian Soviet.

    The idea that Hitler was anything but a predictable phenomenon when you have constant threat of revolution, economic and social upheaval and folks in the middle class being reduced to prostituting themselves to survive is weird… IMO its a cultivated falsehood as odd as the idea that a bunch of people woke up racist and elected Trump because of hate…rather then that they thought he was Promising them some kind of benefit and improvement in their lives.

    The Nazi’s (a term that means something like “Yokle” or “redneck” as I understand it ) were every bit as socialistically revolutionary as the the Communists and not at all conservative, as James Sidney Lucas book “Reich:WW2 thru German Eyes” shows.

    On Orwell saying people need passion, I am reminded of the 1st “left behind” type book, Lord Of The World, where the same is noted in the comfortable socialistic society that replaces Christendom in the fictionalized version of history…. a void filled by the antichrist

    • Duck says: While we’re on WW2 books… David Irving has a ton for freedownload.

      • n4x5 says:

        I’ve read Irving’s book on the 1956 Hungarian rebellion but none of his books on the Third Reich, although I’ve listened to several of his speeches and interviews on the subject. I don’t believe his interpretation of National Socialism is a complete or wholly accurate treatment, but it can serve as another perspective that may add depth to our understanding.

        I’ll also suggest Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of Death (2020) by David Marwell, who served as “former director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, [and] worked on the Mengele case at the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations in the 1980s.” Most of the latter part of the book covers his work tracking Mengele’s postwar movements in South America and assisting in locating and exhuming his suspected remains there, as well as Mengele’s correspondence with his son Rolf. A fair fraction of the book is devoted to his earlier life, but the section on his time in Auschwitz specifically is remarkably brief and offers extremely scant evidence for his alleged crimes there. Although most of the basic features of the standard Holocaust narrative are upheld, several points are made that are in strong opposition to common accounts of the Holocaust: refutations of Auschwitz survivors’ testimonies of Mengele’s actions (and even his basic physical description) and refutations of some of the more outlandish claims of his alleged experiments. The author even briefly questions the account of Mengele made by Elie Wiesel, whose work is commonly held up as one of the defining unimpeachable firsthand recollections of the Holocaust. One choice selection:

        “Given Mengele’s ambition, his pursuit of his Habilitation, and his patronage from Verschuer, it is clear that he pursued his science not as some renegade propelled solely by evil and bizarre impulses but rather in a manner that his mentors and his peers could judge as meeting the highest standards. Historian Massin writes, ‘Mengele is sometimes portrayed as the embodiment of the pseudoscientific SS physician, who, in complete isolation, carries out his abstruse experiments. In fact, Mengele was very tightly connected to the scientific community.’ […] Mengele was, in fact, in the scientific vanguard, enjoying the confidence and mentorship of the leaders in his field. The science he pursued in Auschwitz, to the extent that we can reconstruct it, was not anomalous but rather consistent with research carried out by others in what was considered to be the scientific establishment. That research was criminal — and monstrous — because of the absence of all barriers that ordinarily serve to contain and regulate the temptations and ambitions that can push scientific research across ethical boundaries. Relegating Mengele and his research to the ranks of the anomalous and bizarre is perhaps more palatable than understanding that he was the product — and promise — of a much larger system of thought and practice.”

        • Duck says:

          “..I don’t believe his interpretation of National Socialism is a complete or wholly accurate treatment…”

          Well.. I kinda think his ‘history’ itself is ok and I trust his ‘facts’ even his take on it is skewed by his ‘fuhrer love’ thing.

          Thanks for the recommendation on the Mengele book- I’ll grab it if I see it but tbh I over did it on the holocaust as a teenager and tend to stay off ww2 subjects these days.

          As to “Elie Wiesel” I’m pretty sure a guy who goes around using someone else KZ number is not reliable…. the first time I realized people lie about that stuff like that was a memoir that claimed a meeting between a survivor of the Katyn massacre in a camp ….. a couple of years later it comes out that the SOVIETS did that one not the nazis so SOMEONE was lying.

    • mkey says:

      According to Mark Passio’s explanation, in green (alchemical) language that word would be read like “not see”.

  7. gracoes says:

    Grateful for the list James, and I’m glad to know Richard Grove is back doing content, I enjoyed very much is Peace Revolution Podcast.

    I would also recommend a “meta-book”, that being the “How To Read A Book” by Mortimer Adler.

    One also very important is the “Underground History Of The American Education” by John Taylor Gatto. A kind of condensed version of it can be seen in his interview with Richard Grove


  8. forces says:

    Thanks very much, James Corbett, for this treasure trove (with the exception of the Bible – I can give my reasons but this is not the place for that). A book that does not quite belong in this list but deals comprehensively with the subject of GM food and the way the world’s food supply is being controlled by the giant agri-businesses is:

    Seeds of Destruction by F. William Engdahl. It was published in 2007 by Global Research.

  9. Jed says:

    Thank you JC! Not a whole lot to look forward to these days. This is greatly appreciated.

  10. padraig says:

    too many books to recommend!!!!!!!!

    1) hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. ultimate survival guide. i don’t get in the canoe without it. bonus content reveals the meaning of life.

    2) walden

    3) the razors edge. is this the sweetest book of all time? yes. read it.

    thanks to all.

  11. Fupi says:

    Thanks James. Quite a few already in possession as a result of your various interviews. Now Tower of Babel as a probably unwelcome Christmas present to a family member. Fupi

  12. victoria says:

    tho i dont retain a whole lotta what i read anymore due to brain damage, i still learn stuff. thanks James for the lists & for all your excellent hard work!!

    not that i remember any better what i hear, but i do benefit & am now listening to Tower of Basel audiobook

  13. CRM114 says:

    Gravity’s Rainbow

  14. hugo.c says:

    Here’s a couple to add to the list on a rarely covered topic here, by historian Richard Dolan:

    UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973

    UFOs and the National Security State: The Cover-up Exposed 1973-1991

    Dolan does have a degree in history and funnily enough only got into the UFO space by *reading a book* whilst doing his studies. Having entered the rabbit hole he then has spent decades gathering verifiable documentation initially focusing on the question “Does the US Military consider UFOs a serious topic, and if so, a threat?”. The answer he provides by quoting *their* documents is yes, to both questions.

    These two books serve as a mini-library on verified documents on the topic. They are scholarly in presentation rather than narrative or whimsical.

    Back in 2017 a series of articles at the (bloody horrible) New York Times gave a public airing to the US Naval Intelligence’s effort to “look into this”. This was very interesting to the UFO research community. Were they testing the waters about a disclosure of the existence of extra-terrestrial beings who have a technology that allows them to do crazy things we cannot?

    And before you start going all “its just some crazy stuff from the Skunkworks” no, its not. The US Military have been very concerned (and very protective and secretive) about this topic since the 1940s.

    Anyway, its a very interesting topic, and many of the researchers, Dolan amongst them, have been scratching their heads and pencils trying to work out what is going on. Anything that can be discounted a falsehood, misidentification etc. is. Then you get whats left and what the military have to say about it. These researchers even consider the “well, the military could be making this up to advance their own interests” on a case/person by case/person basis just as any decent researcher would.

    Finally, if one accepts that these craft and aliens do exist it creates a whole raft of interesting questions. The ‘cover up’ is the least interesting; of course they would. More interesting is what have they learned from the technology obtained at crash sites. The weeds get deep here. But, those are not the topics of these two tomes. They are primarily bibliographic reference material of the source documents, which are important to have if you are interested in the topic.

    Addendum: the old story about showing a new US president a not publicly available recording of the Kennedy assassination is nothing compared to the UFO version. Mr President, welcome to the Pentagon, we’d like to show you some highly classified, securely compartmentalised information; just a few videos and pictures. If the new president doesn’t freak out, you then ask “Would you like to meet one of them?”. 🙂

  15. wolfgang says:

    Wow! Thanks so much James for this list – and for responding to my request, this is highly appreciated. Even more so, because I only have read four of those up until now (and heard discussions about two more). So I am very excited to check my favorite (real life) library for some and put some others on my shopping list. Since I am a rather new (regular) follower of your work, I also have to check out your previous book recommendations. Absolutely fantastic!!!

  16. gonzalo says:

    For lolz: “What Happens When You Photocopy a Mask”

  17. Steve Smith says:

    I am currently reading “The Accidental Superpower” by Peter Zeihan as it was strongly recommended to me by a customer who I respect. I know very little about the author except that he claims in the opening pages to lean libertarian.
    Does anyone who has read it have an opinion about the conclusions that he draws in this book?

    Oh, and thanks JC for including the Bible in your list. A book owned and usually ignored more often than any other in history I would guess.

    • Duck says:

      NOT read the book but the goodreeds review makes me raise an eyebrow… I’ll go see if i can find him talking but 1st impressions (not worth much, I know) are

      ” The shale revolution allows Americans to sidestep an increasingly dangerous energy market…”

      Shale has been a sink for free money which has to go somewhere…it ends up being uneconomic AT CURRENT energy prices- if prices go up then that changes

      “… Only the United States boasts a youth population large enough to escape the sucking maw of global aging….”

      Much of the younger cohort are either foreign born or are 1st generation immigrants. The current assimilation of such people into ‘U.S.’ American culture is public school which is PATHETIC
      A mass of low education poorly assimilated people are a recipe for 3rd world sweat shops…in competition with China and India both of whom value education much more

      “…Most important, geography will matter more than ever in a de-globalizing world, and America’s geography is simply sublime….”

      Meh… as “the coming war with japan” by friedman said years ago, its good IF the US can be the biggest land power on the continent and IF they can field a Navy to control the oceans and IF they can keep at least semi friendly coasts facig them on the other side of those oceans.

      • Steve Smith says:

        I’m still less than a quarter of the way through. But my eyebrows are quivering a bit too. I do agree with the points that he is making about how important geography is in the development of countries but I am not sure if things like ICBMs and nuclear weapons haven’t shrunk the world enough to negate some of those advantages.
        I am finding it to be well written and engaging. Certainly informative.
        I am looking forward to seeing how he develops his ideas.
        Thank you for your reply Duck.

  18. Roy says:

    Under The Sign of The Scorpion.
    Here you can read it for free :

    It is an important book, so please by it in paperback.


  19. kx89 says:

    Perhaps you omitted the books, “We” by Evgeny Zamyatin, “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley and “1984” as well as “Animal Farm” both by George Orwell because they are too well-known to need elaboration?

  20. mik says:

    Maybe the following book looks like not particularly suitable in an era when we are propagandized with “you will own nothing and you will be happy”.

    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon: What is Property?

  21. mik says:

    Bible is on the list…………….., ok
    but then we should add also, not Kur’an, that’s just more of the same

    Tao Te Ching

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