CHOMSKY, NOAM. Just about everything he wrote is good. Examines official lies. Useful though harps too much on U.S. lies and not enough on those of others.

HAYAKAWA, S.I. Professor who made semantics easy to study. It seems like a useful guide to seeing through the verbal fog, but it failed its creator during campus unrest in the '60s.

KORZYBSKI, COUNT ALFRED. SELECTIONS FROM SCIENCE AND SANITY. From the man who started it all. Lots of math.

WATZLAWICK, PAUL. HOW REAL IS REAL? Described elsewhere.