Formerly my Politics Web Page, I will henceforth record here all my current publications, which are changing in character.
Click here to purchase my book (written with Freeman Ng), Poetry and Terror: Politics and Poetics in Coming to Jakarta. N,B. The book in currently available in hard cover and e-book editions only. In Fall 2019 a paperback edition will appear for $35.00.
Click here to order my latest book of poems, Walking on Darkness, from Sheep Meadow Press. My eighth book of poems looks back on six decades of experiences as a confused student in Paris, a diplomat in Poland, Vienna and New York, a professor of English at UC Berkeley in the tumultuous sixties, and after retirement a tutor in Buddhist Thailand — all of the poems in search of “this oxymoron/ the meaning of life”.
Click here to purchase my prose e-book book, Dallas ’63: The First Deep State Revolt Against the White House,
Click here to order the paperback edition of Dallas ’63.
Click here to purchase my book The American Deep State: Big Money, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy. Click here for reviews. Click here to purchase the French edition, L’état américain profond.
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Click here to purchse American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA’s Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan. Click here to read additional reviews. Click here for information about the French edition, La Machine de guerre americaine.
Click here to purchase The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War
Click here to purchase The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America. Click here for reviews. Click here to read an extract on state-sponsored terrorism, Cheney, and Continuity of Government. Click here to see a one-hour video interview on the book at “Conversations with History,” Video discussion with Harry Kreisler of the University of California, about The Road to 9/11, August 8, 2007. The Road to 9/11 is available in French from Editions Demi Lune in Paris, as La route vers le nouveau desordre mondial. Click here for details.
Click here to purchase my long poem Coming to Jakarta, of which the poet Robert Hass, later U.S. poet laureate, has said (“Some Notes on Coming to Jakarta,” Agni, 31/32 , pp. 334-61), “Coming to Jakarta is the most important political poem to appear in the English language in a very long time.”
Recent Articles, Videos, etc. (2008-2016)
D. 515 “World sees signs of breakdown of U.S. petrodollar system, former diplomat says.” Interview with Peter Dale Scott, World News Monitor, March 1, 2019,
D.514 [poem] “The Condition of Water,” Rattle. 62, Winter 2018.
D,513 “Peter Dale Scott on Enlightenment Values in the Age of Trump,” WhoWhatWhy, November 20, 2017, https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/11/20/peter-dale-scott-enlightenment-values-age-trump/
D.512 Peter Dale Scott, “Private War Enterprise in Asia,” https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/197017.pdf. A forgotten essay of mine that I submitted to Ramparts in 1970, which somehow ended up in the CIA archives, under a cover page classified SECRET. It was routed to the CIA Deputy Director for Plans, with a suggestion that Robert Bannerman might briefly note it “at the morning meeting.” (The essay is immature: I would not now attribute any operational significance to the CIA’s choice of Social Register members to front for them on the boards of their proprietaries.)
D.511 Peter Dale Scott, “Milosz. Eliot, and the Generative Canon,” Sarmatian Review, September 2017, 2110-20, http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~sarmatia/917/index.html
D.510 “Trump, the Deep State, and the Risks of War: Tikkun interviews Peter Dale Scott,” Tikkun, July 6. 2017, https://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/trump-the-deep-state
D.509 Peter Dale Scott (avec Maxime Chaix). “Reponse de Peter Dale Scott a notre article sur le concept ‘d’Etat profond,'” Marianne, January 11, 2018, https://www.marianne.net/debattons/tribunes/reponse-de-peter-dale-scott-notre-article-sur-le-concept-d-etat-profond.
D.508 [Poem] “After 64 Years,” Dhamma Moon, December 22, 2017, http://dhammamoon.org/poems/peter-dale-scott/after-64-years.
D.507 “Peter Dale Scott on Enlightenment Values in the Age of Trump,” WhoWhatWhy, November 20, 2017, https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/11/20/peter-dale-scott-enlightenment-values-age-trump/..
D.506 “Charlottesville Police Inaction: Part of a Nationwide Development,“WhoWhatWhy, August 14, 2017, https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/08/14/charlottesville-police-inaction-part-nationwide-development/.
D.505 “The Open Wounds of Charlottesville,” New York Times, August 14, 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/14/opinion/letters/the-open-wounds-of-charlottesville.html?_r=0 (Leter #3)/
D.504 Introduction to Allan Nairn, “Trump’s Indonesian Allies in Bed With ISIS-Backed FPI Militia Seeking to Oust Elected President Jokowi,” Asia-Pacific Journal, April 27, 2017, http://apjjf.org/2017/09/Nairn.html.
V.70 “Deep State & The CIA Media Matrix!,” Interview with the Dark Journalist, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNqDAYWYFuQ.
D.503 “Three Poems” (Obscure Lady,” “”Prayer for My Granddaughter,” “Tasting and Seeing,”) Pacific Rim Review of Books, Winter 2017, 25-27. https://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/tag/peter-dale-scott/
D.502 ” Trump Vs. ‘Deep State’? That’s How Light Gets In “, WhoWhatWhy, March 6, 2017, http://whowhatwhy.org/2017/03/06/trump-vs-deep-state-thats-light-gets/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare.
A.11 “Spooks, Planes, and Heroin: The Keys to Escalation in Indochina,” WBAI, 3 July 1972, http://ourhiddenhistory.org/entry/peter-dale-scott-spooks-planes-and-heroin-keys-to-escalation-in-indochina. A very old podcast, just put on line here.
V.69 ” Czeslaw Milosz, T.S. Eliot, and the Generative Canon, “ Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, February 21, 2017, with an Introduction by Robert Hass, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztGAyg7Siu4&feature=youtu.be.
D.501 “Wise advice from Berkeley scholar: Don’t have a cow, America.” Interview reported by David Talbot, San Francisco Chronicle, February 9, 2017, http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Wise-advice-from-Berkeley-scholar-Don-t-have-a-10918787.php.
D.500 ” Donald J. Trump And The Deep State,” WhoWhatWhy, Fenruary 6-7, 2017, http://whowhatwhy.org/2017/02/07/donald-j-trump-deep-state-part-2/,http://whowhatwhy.org/2017/02/07/donald-j-trump-deep-state-part-2/.
D.499 “Who Will Pull the Strings During Trump’s Presidency?” Who.What.Why, November 15, 2016. Transcript of interview with Jeff Schechtman. See A.90.
D.498 [Poem] “Chainsaw Dhamma,” Vallum 13:2, November 2016.
D.497 [Two poems] “Finchity” and “Appearances”, Leaping Clear, [Autumn 2016], http://www.leapingclear.org/peterdalescott.
D.496 [Poem] “The Rest of This Poem Is Not in Words,” Amass 61[Autumn 2016], 21.