I’ve read quite a few of these. But first, people, please: Shake your heads, get rid of the cobwebs. There’s no “Osama,” he wasn’t killed, there was no library. They just make this shit up. The question is, why?
My first thought, given the range of work covered here, that some are thrown in for believability sake – some of the Arab titles, Bob Woodward, hardly a threat to anyone in power. But the intended audience is English-speaking, and the message appears to me to be sinister. This is after all, CIA, our mind masters, our Murder, Inc., the people who wander the landscape killing off people who might disrupt the orderly flow of lies. They are thought police, Gestapo, image masters, a lie factory, and the murderer of presidents. (Their Motto: No Person, No Problem.)
What’s the point of the list? Scorcisi’s Last Temptation of Christ was going nowhere until Christians picketed it. He might have hired them. Putting these books on the list draws attention when our dreamweavers would much rather the norm, that people just don’t know about these books.
But then, this is The United States. People don’t read.
OK, I’m confused. It will clear up over time, I hope. But now, I merely pose the question: WTF?
Also, why is Chomsky still alive anyway?