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Thanks to everyone who contributed with a recommendation for the red-pill reading list. These are books that somehow changed how you think about things or convinced somebody else that all is not what it seems.
I have not read many of these books (although I will start working my way through them) so I am not endorsing any of them. This is a reading list by the readers, for the readers.
I know the list isn’t in alphabetical order, I’ve left it how nature intended it.
As there were so many recommendations, I’ve had to split the list over a number of posts. I’ve hyperlinked each book if you want to buy it or look at it but if you can buy away from Amazon, all the better!
Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air - David MacKay
Apocalypse Never - Michael Shellenberger
Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters - Steven Koonin
A State of Fear - How the UK government weaponised fear during the Covid-19 pandemic - Laura Dodsworth
Overcoming the COVID-19 Darkness: How Two Doctors Successfully Treated 7000 Patients - Brian Tyson, George Fareed, Mather Crawford
United States of Fear: How America Fell Victim to a Mass Delusional Psychosis - Mark McDonald
Animal Farm - George Orwell
1984 - George Orwell
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
State of Fear - Micheal Crichton
That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, Book 3) - C.S. Lewis
Life and Fate - Vasily Grossman
The Story of B - Ishmael Series
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Darkness at Noon: A Novel - Arthur Koestler
Memoirs from the House of the Dead - Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Constant Gardener - John le Carré
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Earth Abides - George R Stewart
Young Goodman Brown - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Source - James A. Michener
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York - Deborah Blum
Windswept House: A Vatican Novel - Malachi Martin
The Creature from Jekyll Island - G Edward Griffin
A History of Central Banking and the Enslavement of Mankind - Stephen Mitford Goodson
The History of Standard Oil - Ida Tarbell
New Confessions of an Economic Hitman- John Perkins
Freakonomics - Dubner & Levitt
The Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free - Ellen Hodgson Brown
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Bitcoin: The Future Of Money? - Dominic Frisby
Daylight Robbery: How Tax Shaped Our Past and Will Change Our Future - Dominic Frisby
Life After the State: Why We Don't Need Government - Dominic Frisby
The Golden Revolution, Revisted: How to Prepare for the Remonetization of Gold - John Butler
The Blood Bankers: Tales from the Global Underground Economy - Bill Bradley
Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence - Vicki Robin
The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health - Robert Kennedy
Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science - Judy Mikovits
COVID-19 and the Global Predators: We Are the Prey - Peter Breggin
AIDS and the Doctors of Death - Alan Cantwell, Jr
Inventing the AIDS virus - Peter Duesberg
Dancing naked in the mind field - Kary Mullis
The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It - Malcolm Kendrick
Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense - Malcolm Kendrick
Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health - Gary Taubes
Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients - Ben Goldacre
Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare - Peter Gotzsche
The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life - Arthur Firstenberg.
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet - Nina Teicholz
The Obesity Code - Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss - Jason Fung
Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History - Suzanne Humphries
Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health - Denise Minger
Vaccine A: The Covert Government Experiment That's Killing Our Soldiers - and Why GI's Are Only the First Victims - Gary Matsumoto
Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children - Louise Kuo Habakus
Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It - Larry Olmstead
Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal - Melanie Warner
Medical nemesis: The expropriation of health - Ivan Illich,
Virus Mania: Corona/COVID-19, Measles, Swine Flu, Cervical Cancer, Avian Flu, SARS, BSE, Hepatitis C, AIDS, Polio. How the Medical Industry ... Making Billion-Dollar Profits At Our Expense - Torsten Engelbrecht
How to End the Autism Epidemic - J. Handley
Lies My Doctor Told Me - Ken Berry
Brain In Balance: Understanding the Genetics and Neurochemistry Behind Addiction and Sobriety - Fredrick Von Stieff
Cholesterol Clarity: What the HDL Is Wrong with My Numbers? - Jimmy Moore
Trick and Treat: how 'healthy eating' is making us ill - Barry Groves
Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment - Stephanie Seneff
Slaughter of the innocent - Hans Ruesch
While Science Sleeps - Woodrow C. Monte
The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds - Kelly Turner
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Add Thomas Sowell to your list. He's prolific so you're sure to find a book he's written on the topic of your choice.
Great list. You can’t have climate change without Alex Epstein or Patrick Moore.
Epstein’s Fossil Future is an energy treatise that cannot be matched.