Essential Reading for the Aspiring Artist (in no particular order):

The Molecular Vision of Life: Caltech, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Rise of the New Biology,  Lily E. Kay

Rockefeller Medicine Men: Medicine and Capitalism in America, E. Richard Brown

Foundations: Their Power and Influence, Rene A. Wormser

Changing Images of Man, O. W. Markley, Willis W. Harman

The Survival of the Wisest, Jonas Salk

The Impact of Science on Society, Bertrand Russell

The First Global Revolution: A Report by the Council of The Club of Rome, Alexander King and Edward Jay Epstein

COVID-19: The Great Reset, Klaus Schwab and Thierry Malleret 

The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution, H. G. Wells

The New World Order, H. G. Wells 

Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith, James H. Billington

A Brief History of the Future: A Brave and Controversial Look at the Twenty-first Century, Jacques Attali

The Ghost in the Machine, Arthur Koestler

The Game of Nations: The Amorality of Power Politics, Miles Copeland

Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time, Carroll Quigley

Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology, Gregory Bateson

Cybernetics: The Macy Conferences 1946-1953. The Complete Transactions (Revised edition), Claus Pias

The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters, Frances Stonor Saunders

Who Paid the Piper? : CIA and the Cultural Cold War, Frances Stonor Saunders 

The CIA Doctors: Human Rights Violations by American Psychiatrists, Colin A. Ross

Plutocrats: A Rothschild Inheritance, George Ireland

Builders of Empire: Freemasons and British Imperialism, 1717-1927, Jessica L. Harland-Jacobs

Compromised Campus: The Collaboration of Universities with the Intelligence Community, 1945-1955, Sigmund Diamond 

 

The Anglo-American Establishment, Carroll Quigley

 

Baron James: The Rise of the French Rothschilds, Anka Muhlstein

The House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets 1798-1848Niall Ferguson 

The House of Rothschild: Volume 2: The World's Banker: 1849-1999Niall Ferguson 

The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Samuel P. Huntington 

The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America, Hugh Wilford

Propaganda, Edward Bernays 

Crystallizing Public Opinion, Edward Bernays

 

Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era, Zbigniew K. Brzezinski

The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska, John W. DeCamp

The Underground History of American Education, Volume I: An Intimate Investigation Into the Prison of Modern Schooling, John Taylor Gatto

Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution: The Remarkable True Story of the American Capitalists Who Financed the Russian Communists, Antony C. Sutton

America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones, Antony C. Sutton

The Federal Reserve Conspiracy, Antony C. Sutton

Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler: The Astonishing True Story of the American Financiers Who Bankrolled the Nazis, Antony C. Sutton

Principles of secondary education, Alexander James Inglis  

UNESCO: Its Purpose and Philosophy, Julian Huxley 

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt

Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer: Theory and Experiments, Dr. John C. Lilly

The Leipzig Connection (Basics in Education), Paolo Lioni

Public Opinion, Walter Lippmann

The Art Of War, Sun Tzu

The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations: Shaping the Moral, Spiritual, Cultural, and Political and Economic Decline of the United States of America, John Coleman

The Human Use Of Human Beings: Cybernetics And Society, Norbert Wiener