Forces for Freedom and Tyranny: Bliss Tew’s Course of Study

by Steven Montgomery

A while back (on a friends blog) I posted my “best books” list which was geared towards understanding: freedom; the U.S. Constitution and its principles; the free-market and the monetary system established by our founding fathers; and the various enemies or threats against liberty and freedom. Bliss Tew, a good friend of mine and regional coordinator of the John Birch Society (for the state of Utah), compiled his own “best books” list on the same topics. Here is Bliss Tew’s list:

  1. The Constitution — The Founding Fathers
  2. The Declaration of Independence — 56 Founding Fathers
  3. The Federalist Papers –Hamilton, Madison, Jay
  4. The Anti-Federalist Papers — Other Founding Fathers with concerns about deficiencies in the Constitution
  5. The Lives of The Signers of the Declaration of Independence — Lossing
  6. And not a shot is fired — Jan Kozak
  7. The Communist Manifesto — Karl Marx
  8. Final Report On The Bombing Of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, April 19, 1995 — The Oklahoma Bombing Investigation Committee
  9. Architects of Conspiracy — William P. Hoar
  10. Inside the United Nations– A Critical Look at the UN — Dr. Steve Bonta
  11. The French Revolution — Nesta H. Webster
  12. Reflections on the Revolution in France, Edmund Burke
  13. Fire in the Minds of Men — James H. Billington
  14. The Illusion of Victory — Thomas Flemming
  15. Betrayed — Dr. Joseph D. Douglass, Jr.
  16. Red Cocaine: The Drugging of America and the West — Dr. Joseph D. Douglass, Jr.
  17. Day of Deceit — Robert Stinnett
  18. Foundations– Their Power and Influence, by Rene A. Wormser (Covenant House Books, 1958)
  19. The Black Book of Communism — Crimes , Terror, Repression, by Stephane Courtois, Nicolas Werth, Jean-Louis Panne, Andrezej Paczkowski, Karel Bartosek, and Jean-Louis Margolin. Translated by Jonathan Murphy and Mark Kramer. (First published in French. The English edition: Harvard University Press, 1999)
  20. Reds In America , by R. M. Whitney, first published in 1924. (1970 edition, Western Islands Publishing)
  21. The Venona Secrets — Exposing Soviet Espionage and America’s Traitors, by Herbert Romerstein and Eric Breindel. (Regnery 2000)
  22. Global Tyranny …Step by Step, The United Nations and the Emerging New World Order, by William F. Jasper (Western Islands 1992)
  23. The United Nations Exposed– The Internationalist Conspiracy to Rule the World, by William F. Jasper (The John Birch Society, 2001)
  24. Secrets Records Revealed, by Dennis Laurence Cuddy, Ph.D. (Hearthstone Publishing, Ltd., 1994)
  25. Biographical Dictionary OF The Left, Volume I & II, by Francis X. Gannon
  26. Teddy Bare- The Last of the Kennedy Clan, by Zad Rust
  27. The Lincoln Conspiracy, by David Balsiger and Chatles Sellier, Jr. (Schick Sunn Classic Books 1977)
  28. The Insiders– Architects of the New World Order, by John F. McManus (Fifth edition, 2004)
  29. William F. Buckley, Jr.– Pied Piper for the Establishment, by John F. McManus (2002)
  30. Changing Commands- The Betrayal of America’s Military, by John F. McManus (1995)
  31. Financial Terrorism– Hijacking America Under the Threat of Bankruptcy, by John F. McManus (1993)
  32. Freedom on the Altar– The UN Crusade Against God & Family, by William Norman Grigg (1995)
  33. The Prince, Niccolo Machiaveli (Mentor Book, 1952. First published 400-years ago)
  34. America’s Secret Establishment — An Introduction to The Order of Skull & Bones, Antony C. Sutton (Liberty House Press 1986)
  35. The Rise of The House of Rothschild, by Count Egon Caesar Corti (Cosmopolitan Books 1928)
  36. J. Reuben Clark– Selected Papers, (5 volumes, BYU Press) compiled by David Yarn
  37. The Year of the Rat– How Bill Clinton Compromised U.S. Security for Chinese Cash, by Edward Timperlake and William Triplett, II
  38. The Secret Life Of Bill Clinton — The Unreported Stories, by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (Regnery 1997)
  39. Philip Dru: Administrator, by Col. Edward Mandel House (1912)
  40. Tragedy & Hope – A History of the World in Our Time, by Dr. Carol Quigley (Macmillon Co. 1966, 1347 pages)
  41. The Valachi Papers, by Peter Maas (1968)
  42. The Holy Bible
  43. The Book of Mormon

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