Interview 1607 - Books, Books, Books! on Grand Theft World

12/09/202013 Comments

James joins Richard Grove on Grand Theft World to discuss the importance of physical books.



Grand Theft World

Who Is Bill Gates?

Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World

The WWI Conspiracy : The Corbett Report

Selling War

Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler: The Astonishing True Story of the American Financiers Who Bankrolled the Nazis

Friendly Fire

The Double Cross System

Double Standards: The Rudolf Hess Cover Up

Conjuring Hitler: How Britain and America Made the Third Reich

The New World Order – Shawn Stone

Lying About Hitler – Richard J. Evans

The Anglo American Establishment

Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making – David Rothkopf

The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

TruthStream Media - And Then They Came For The Books...

The Venona Transcripts

Venona Documents

Sidney Edward Mezes

Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve

COVID-19: The Great Reset – Klaus Schwab

Hidden History – The Secret origins of the first world war

A Partner in Shaping History – Weforum – World Economic Forum

Thomas Malthus

British East India College

Julian Simon

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  1. wolfgang says:

    I would LOOOOVE for James (and Richard, and more of your close discussion partners) to put together a set of (let’s say) 25 of the most important books, that comprehensively explain the geopolitical and societal history as it actually is (in contrast to what we are taught in the propagandistic system).

  2. Duck says:

    On Post literacy

    1) Reading is more efficient then listening- you read faster then you hear and you also recall better if you can have the text to locate the words in space.

    2)IF it was not better to read and write then rich people would not be sending their kids to expensive schools to learn these ‘traditional’ skills.

    3)Post literacy is a return to the Roman world where most people can only read political slogans and adverts but remain mostly uncultivated and can be thought of as “beasts of burden” by their masters who want to be Platos philosopher kings- but end up being revolting hipsters mostly

  3. NorthernBean says:

    @Duck: I would say, “Sort of yes and sort of no.” I think both media types are very much worthwhile. I am an avid reader. I have committed much treasure (and back-aching labor) to building, storing and maintaining my library—even shlepping it across the seas. Those books are both solace and power. You are exactly correct and one of my little projects is to renew the library system. It has been utterly ruined in America. I also very much like James Corbett’s encouragement of massively distributed archives of books, documents, video and audio works of importance. To balance this out though, I will add that–especially as I add some years–I enjoy listening to podcasts and watching videos. I might be at work in the shop, making dinner or settling in for the end of my day. “Oops, I fell asleep!” I just pick it up the next day at the exact poing that I drifted off to sleep. I have never owned a TV, but I urge as many people as I can to hook up their computer to a large screen monitor and some nice speakers and enjoy an absolute wealth of material in the comfort of their living room. What better way to spend the holidays than inviting the boys and their families over for a Sunday afternoon of “Who is Bill Gates, Parts 1 through 4?” At least there aren’t cardboard fans in the stands and the politicization is much more intelligent than monosyllabic and obnoxious behaviors like “bending knees.” This might be peculiar to a subset to which I happen to be a member, but I find that I have really developed an ear for spoken word and organizing what I hear. The visual aspects of videos is important, but it is important to remember that it is very easy to propagandize, deceive and misinform with selective presentation of imaagery. All of your points are well taken, I am just suggesting that I really enjoy and benefit from both formats: written and spoken.

    • Duck says:

      “..I really enjoy and benefit from both formats: written and spoken….”

      TRUE… I’m sorry if I came across as anti podcast when I actually love them and have a dedicated flip phone (never had a sim card or been off airplane mode) that i use to play them while I do “things”.
      Its just that I know I retain and learn better and faster reading and note taking but I often dont invest the time to get the pay off. If I’d spent all that time reading, drawing mind maps and note taking I’d know way more and understand it better.

      I love to listen to audio books but Cal Newport is right about the need to have a single target…
      … I’m just too scatty to focus so dont get the pay off

  4. JadeEyes says:

    ‘Leverage my over-learning to pay it forward’ — I can certainly relate to Richard’s motive! I read voraciously…to serve two masters: My understanding, my ability to repeat and reference my learning <3 And I also use the typing-out methods all the time. I think the best possible view of this world is that each and every one of us is (potentially) both Student and Teacher. We learn while we are endeavoring to teach (share with others who are not able or accustomed), and we teach only by continuous learning. And there is nothing like a REAL book — something to flip around in with ones fingers, mark up, dog-ear, re-read, loan to others, etc — all without damaging eyes or upheaving one's endocrine system. Much gratitude.

  5. mkey says:

    Liber in latin means both “free” and “book”.

  6. HomeRemedySupply says:

    I am still watching, but I find this discussion fascinating and insightful. It is like an episode of “How Do They Do That?”

    Personally, I primarily consider James Corbett a writer.
    Of course, we all know that he is an extremely skilled researcher.

    But the boy sure can Tell The Story.

  7. Duck says:

    On “Hidden History” one of the best books on ww1 here is a lecture Docherty gave on how future president Herbert Hoover fed the German army with the help of bankers and then had almost all the paperwork confiscated

  8. Duck says:

    For folks who want an alt take on ww2, they can try David Irving’s books- many free downloads on his (very Old Fashioned… ) website.
    He is pretty good , and was once a very well respected historian before he got in trouble for his views on the holocaust

  9. wylie1 says:

    James, thanks again for your Bill Gates documentary as well as all the others. We are all the better for them. Many if not most of us would not or could not do the adequate research to learn all those salient points you flesh out.

  10. mgnm says:

    Hi James! I haven’t finished listening yet (my very active 10-month old keeps interrupting) but would you consider selling a collection of some of the transcripts from your videos?
    I’m planning on printing some of my favorites out, but would rather give that money to you than Canon for ink.
    Is this something you’ve considered? I know you’re a busy man & printed transcripts wouldn’t capture the full experience, but I think others would be interested in buying a copy as well!
    Thank you for all of your hard work!

  11. Duck says:

    Tower of basel…. I think this is t he one I listened to, claiming to be the full audiobook.
    on the Bank Of International Settlements

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