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Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"The Friend" (1828)

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Akala: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire (2018)
Akala (Kingslee Daley): Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire (2018)
Submitted by: Autobiography Sociology


Chris Hedges: Our Class - Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison
Chris Hedges: Our Class - Trauma and Transformation in an American Prison (2020)
Submitted by: Chris Hedges

Christopher Hitchens: God is not Great (2007)
Christopher Hitchens: God is not Great (2007)
Submitted by: Polemics

Christopher Hitchens: Mortality (2012)
Christopher Hitchens: Mortality (2012)
Submitted by: Autobiography

Christopher Hitchens: Why Orwell Matters (2002)
Christopher Hitchens: Why Orwell Matters (2002)
Submitted by: Biography Polemic


Edward Snowden: Permanent Record (2014)
Edward Snowden: Permanent Record (2014)
Submitted by: Autobiography


Iain McGilchrist: The Master and His Emissary (2010)
Iain McGilchrist: The Master and His Emissary (2010)
Submitted by: Neuropsychology


Jack Kerouac: Desolation Angels (1965)
Jack Kerouac: Desolation Angels (1965)
Submitted by: Fiction

Julian Assange: When Google Met Wikileaks (2011)
Julian Assange: When Google Met Wikileaks (2011)
Submitted by: Autobiography Polemic

Julian Jaynes: The Origin Of Consciousness IN the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (1979)
Julian Jaynes: The Origin Of Consciousness IN the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (1979)
Submitted by: Psychology


Mencius Moldbug: An Open Letter to Open-Minded Progressives (2008)
Mencius Moldbug (Curtis Yarvin): An Open Letter to Open-Minded Progressives (2008)
Submitted by: Political Screed

Michael Lind: The New Class War (2017)

The New Class War: Saving Democracy From the Metropolitan Elite (2017)

Submitted by: Political Economics


Terry Pratchett: The Shepherd's Crown (2015)
Terry Pratchett: The Shepherd's Crown (2015)
Submitted by: Fantasy

Thomas Frank: Listen Liberal
Thomas Frank: Listen Liberal or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People (2013)
Submitted by: Political History

Thomas Frank: The People, No (2020)
Thomas Frank: The People, No; a short history of anti-populism (2020)
Submitted by: Political History


Uncle Fester: Advanced Techniques of Psychedelics (2012)
Uncle Fester: Advanced Techniques of Psychedelics and Amphetamine Manufacture (2012)
Submitted by: Pharmacology


Walter Bagehot: The English Constitution (1874)
Walter Bagehot: The English Constitution (1873)
Submitted by: Politics

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Ayn Rand

A. A. Milne

Aaron Maté

Adam Smith

Agatha Christie

Albert Camus

Albert Einstein

Aldous Huxley

Aleister Crowley

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Alexander Shulgin

Alexander Shulgin

Alexandre Dumas

Alice Walker

Angela Davis (1944-)

Born on 26th January 1944, Angela Davis is a political activist, academic, and author, who has been highly involved in the civil rights movement in the U.S. She is well known for her work and influence on racial justice, women's rights, and criminal justice reform. Davis is a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in its History of Consciousness Department, and a former director of the university's Feminist Studies Department. In the 1960s and 1970s, Davis was known for her association with the Black Panthers Party—but actually spent only a short time as a member of that group—and the Communist Party. For a time she even appeared on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's "Ten Most Wanted" list. In 1997, Davis co-founded Critical Resistance, an organization working toward the dismantling of prisons, or what Davis and others have called the prison-industrial complex.

"Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionary's life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime."

Anthony Burgess

Arthur C Clarke

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Miller

Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Schopenhauer



Bertrand Russell

Bret Weinstein

Briahna Joy Gray


C S Lewis

Carl Jung


Carl Sagan

Charles Baudelaire

Charles Bukowski

Charles Darwin

Charlotte Brontë

Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges

Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Hitchens

Chuck Palahniuk

Cornel West

Cory Doctorow

Curtis Yarvin


D. H. Lawrence

Damon Young (1979-)

American writer and editor. Damon Young is editor of The Root magazine website (The Blacker the Content the Sweeter the Truth) and wrote his first book What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker, in 2019.

Daniel Dennett

Daniel Ellsberg

David Foster Wallace

David Hume

Douglas Adams


E. L. Doctorow

Eckhart Tolle

Edgar Wallace

Edmund Burke

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)

American poet, playwright and conscientious objector @ bactra.org.

Conscientious Objector

I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death.
I hear him leading his horse out of the stall; I hear the clatter on the barn-floor.
He is in haste; he has business in Cuba, business in the Balkans, many calls to make this morning.
But I will not hold the bridle while he clinches the girth.
And he may mount by hinmself: I will not give him a leg up.


Though he flick my shoulders with his whip, I will not tell him which way the fox ran.
With his hoof on my breast, I will not tell him where the black boy hides in the swamp.
I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his pay-roll.


I will not tell him the whereabout of my friends nor of my enemies either.
Though he promise me much, I will not map him the route to any man's door.
Am I a spy in the land of the living, that I should deliver men to Death?
Brother, the password and the plans of our city are safe with me; never through me
Shall you be overcome.

Edward Snowden

Emile Zola

Emily Brontë

Emir Kusturica

Evelyn Waugh



Federico Fellini

Francis Bacon

Franz Kafka

Fred Hampton

Fred Hampton

Frederick August Hayek

Frederick Douglas

Frederick Nietzsche

Fyodor Dostoevsky


G. K. Chesterton

Gabor Maté

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Galileo Galilei

Geoffrey Chaucer

George Eliot

George Meredith

George Monbiot

George Orwell

Georges Bataille

Glenn Greenwald

Gore Vidal

Groucho Marx

Gustavus Myers

Gustavus Myers


Han Suyin


H. G. Wells

Haile Selassie

Hamilton Morris

Hammond Innes

Harry Reid (1939-)

Retirned American lawyer and politician, Harry M Reid served as a United States Senator from Nevada from 1987 to 2017. He led the Senate Democratic Caucus from 2005 to 2017 and was the Senate Majority Leader from 2007 to 2015. Neoliberal legitimacy archetype.

Haruki Murakami

Heather Heying

Henrik Ibsen

Henry Miller

Herman Hesse

Howard Zinn

Hunter S Thompson


Iain Mcgilchrist

Immanuel Kant

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Newton

Italo Calvino


Jeff Noon

J R R Tolkien

J. P. Dunleavy

Jack Kerouac

Jacques Lacan

Jake Hanrahan

James Baldwin

Jean Baudrillard

Jean-Paul Sartre

Jimmy Dore

Joel Kotkin

John Buchan

John Christopher

John Fante

John Maynard Keynes

John Milton

John Taylor Gatto (1935-2018)


John Gatto Wikipedia article.

Confederacy of Dunces article in The Sun magazine.

John Taylor Gatto Blog.

Smart Home Schooler Site entry on John Taylor Gatto.

John Wyndham

Jonathan Chait (1970ish-)

Cathedral Journalist: Jonathan Chait is an American neoliberal pundit and pro-corporate writer for New York magazine. He was previously a senior editor at The New Republic and an assistant editor of The American Prospect. He writes a periodic hit piece column in the Los Angeles Times. Hit piece writer. Content creator. Footsoldier of Establishment power. Democratic-Hawk apologist. See WIKIPEDIA entry.

Jonathan Haidt

Jose Saramago

Joseph Conrad

Julian Assange

Julian Jaynes


Karl Marx

Karl Popper

Krystal Ball

Kurt Vonnegut

Kyle Kulinski


Lawrence Lessig (1961-)

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace and Code Is Law - On Liberty in Cyberspace by Lawrence Lessig.

Len Deighton

Leo Tolstoy

Lewis Carroll

Lindsay Anderson

Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965)
Playwright and writer. Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) was the first African-American female author to have a play performed on Broadway. Her best known work, the play A Raisin in the Sun, highlights the lives of Black Americans living under racial segregation in Chicago.WIKIPEDIA.Lorraine Hansberry Archive.American Radio Recording: 1964 Speech.

Louis Aragon

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Ludwig von Mises


Malcolm X

Marc Munroe Dion (1950ish-)
Award-winning veteran reporter and Pulitzer Prize-nominated newspaper columnist — Marc Munroe Dion is an old-school newsman who fell out of a Frank Capra movie, complete with pipe and fedora. Born in the struggling former cotton mill town of Fall River, Mass., Dion's sense of humour sounds more like a barroom than a newsroom, and his political observations are more concerned with issues than political parties. Dion’s column, "Living and Dion" appeared in The Herald News for 24 years. His long-running WSAR radio show was closed down in May 2021 and he was forced out of the Herald, moving to the Falls River Reporter in 2018. First column: "Maybe It's Us".

See also Marc Dion page on creators.com website. Dion is a litmus of bigger picture erosion of American society.

Marina Tsvetaeva

Mark R. Levin

Mark Twain

Marshall McLuhan

Martin Garbus (1934-?)

American attorney born 8-Aug-1934. Garbus has argued cases throughout the country involving constitutional, criminal, copyright, and intellectual property law at every level including the US Supreme Court. His briefs have resulted in changes to US law nationwide, including one described by Justice William J. Brennan as "probably the most important due process case in the Twentieth Century".

Matt Taibbi

Matthew Rosenfeld (Moxie Marlinspike)

Miguel de Cervantes

Mikhail Bulgakov

Murray Rothbard

Murray Rothbard


Nick Land

Nagaru Tanigawa

Nathanael West

Nick Bostrom

Nikola Tesla

Nikolai Bezroukov

Nikolai Gogol

Nina Simone (1933-2003)

Seminal American singer, songwriter, musician, activist, civil rights advocate and independent world icon. Nina Simone - born 21st February 1933, died 21st April 2003. Her life history is an individual-versus-hegemon archetype.

Noam Chomsky

Norman Mailer


Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks

Omar Khayyam

Oscar Wilde


P. G. Wodehouse

Pascal Robert

Patrick O'Brien

Patrick White

Peter Kropotkin

Philip K Dick

Philip Larkin


Raymond Chandler

Richard Dawkins

Richard Lynn (1930-)
Controversial English psychologist and author, Richard Lynn is a former professor emeritus of psychology at Ulster University, having had the title withdrawn by the university in 2018, and assistant editor of the journal Mankind Quarterly, which has been described by Wikipedia neoliberals as a white supremacist journal and purveyor of scientific racism.
Link to 2008/2009 BLOG.

Roald Dahl

Robert Sapolsky

Rudyard Kipling


Sam Harris

Sergio Leone

Sigmund Freud

Simone de Beauvoir

Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek

Spencer Ackerman

American journalist and frontline non-duopoly reporter. Check Useful Idiots interview on book Reign of Terror Spencer Ackerman) @ YOUTUBE LINK.

Spike Milligan

Stanislaw Lem

Stephane Mallarmé

Stephen Fry

Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram


T. E. Lawrence

Ta-Nehisi Coates (1975-)

Writer and academic at NYU, Ta-Nehisi Coates - born 30th Sept 1975 - is a popular corporate civil rights crossover figure, influential in conferring academic legitimacy on social movements in service of black Americans and neoliberal elites, both in historical context and as they unfold in real-time..

"I propose to take our countrymen’s claims of American exceptionalism seriously, which is to say I propose subjecting our country to an exceptional moral standard."
He is the author of books: The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me. His first novel, The Water Dancer, was released in September 2019. Ta-Nehisi is a mainstream crossover culture poster-boy for upwardly mobile 21st-century intellectuals including authoring current incarnations of Black Panther and Captain America comic book series and introducing the Case For Reparations to the popular imagination.

“The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.”
"Hate gives identity. The nigger, the fag, the bitch illuminate the border, illuminate what we ostensibly are not, illuminate the Dream of being white, of being a Man. We name the hated strangers and are thus confirmed in the tribe."

Tennessee Williams

Terry Albury (1985ish-)

FBI Whistleblower and former espionage specialist, Terry Albury acted in the public interest The FBI’s Secret Rules as detailed in ARTICLE in The Intercept.

Terry Eagleton

Thomas Metzinger

Thomas Paine

Tyler Durden 😉


Umberto Eco

Uncle Fester

Uncle Fester

Ursula le Guin



Vaclav Havel

Victor Hugo

Viktor Frankl

Virginia Woolf

Vladimir Nabokov


Will Self

W. B. Yeats

W. E. B. du Bois

Walter Bageshot

Walter Bageshot

William Blake

William Faulkner

William Gibson

William Makepeace Thackeray

William Shakespeare


Yanis Varoufakis

Yerba Maté

Yevgeny Zamyatin