The Apocalist: Books to Help You Know Whether These are the End Times

Come with us on a dark dystopian ride into visions of chaos, decline and corruption.  No, we’re not asking you to read the morning paper. We’re trying to be more productive here, people.  We’re trying to give you the tools to know whether in fact we are on the verge of the end times and how deep to dig your silo if we are.

There’s really only one person we could turn to for this, our own Queen of Calamity, the lifetime possessor of the Thorny Crown of Entropy, Rosa Brooks.  Here is her list of books (complete with links to purchase) that will help you understand just how bad things can get.  But don’t let it stop here.  Tweet in your own suggestions to us using the #deepstateradio hashtag.  After all, the more the gloomier!

The American War – Omar el AkkadSebastian Barry

Station Eleven, Emily St John Mandel

The Last Policeman, Ben Winters

The Drowned World, JG Ballard

Hiroshima, John Hersey

Alas, Babylon, Pat Frank

Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland, Christopher R. Browning

We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families, Philip Gourevitch

The Problem From Hell, Samantha Power

My War Gone By, I Miss it So, Anthony Lloyd

And, of course, the book that started this entire discussion “The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States” by our friend, Jeffrey Lewis


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