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Welcome to the Provokateur library, the perfect place to get distracted from the normal agency blah blah.Make as much noise as you like.

OPENING TIMES The library is always open it’s just the books that shut.

  • A Modest Proposal

    In these times of financial recession and economic anxiety, Swift’s Modest Proposal makes for a compelling read.

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  • A Nice Cup of Tea

    A charming essay from the man better known for his vision of fascist dystopia and overambitious farm animals.

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  • The Last Letter

    A story so well known that as you read his final letter you can imagine Scott in those final desperate times.

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  • First Things First

    Ken Garland’s 1964 manifesto has always inspired Provokateur. Check out the Adbusters re-write in 2000.

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  • I Have Sinned

    Who else but Bill Clinton could express sincere contrition and political acuity in the same breath?

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  • Knowledge & Propaganda

    Chilling, brilliant and remarkably modern from the Josef Goebbels, the master of modern propaganda.

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  • Wear Sunscreen

    Written by Mary Schmich, Wear Sunscreen is an essay that zings with spirit and intelligence. Love it.

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  • SCUM Manifesto

    Solanas is best known for her attempt to kill Andy Warhol and her passionate manifesto for a world without men.

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  • Stanford speech

    It’s been much quoted since the great man’s death, but with good reason. It’s not so much a speech as a personal manifesto.

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  • Engineering of Consent

    Edward Bernays is a bit of a hero here at Provokateur Towers. The father of modern PR was a candid yet razor sharp writer.

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  • The Jumblies

    "They went to sea in a sieve, they did / In a sieve they went to sea." Masterful, wonderful nonsense.

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  • Sermon on the Mount

    Whatever your beliefs, the Sermon on the Mount is a revolutionary speech. No wonder he pissed people off.

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  • Three Cats

    Delightful cat abusing nonsense from the master himself.

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  • Pale Blue Dot

    Karl Sagan’s thoughts on seeing a photo of Earth taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft 6 billion km away.

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  • War Prayer

    Mark Twain's War Prayer seems to possess an electricity that makes the reader tingle. An astonishing piece of writing.

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  • Rivers of Blood

    Read Powell’s rather grotty little speech delivered in 1968.

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  • War is a Racket

    Written in the 1930's, General Smedley's candid account of the War Business remains curiously relevant. Halliburton, anyone?

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  • Oz

    The seminal counter cultural magazine of the sixties and seventies remains an inspiration to designers and troublemakers.

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  • Hunting of the Snark

    Without a doubt, Carroll’s masterpiece is one of the most exceptional, artful and incredible pieces of nonsense ever written.

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  • The Shadow

    Think fairy tales are for children? This story from Hans Christian Anderson is anything but...

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  • Mandela

    The full text of Nelson Mandela’s historic address from the dock at his trial for sabotage on April 20th 1964.

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