Shadow Government

Shadow Government

Surveillance, Secret Wars, and A Global Security State in A Single-superpower World

Book - 2014
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In 1964, a book entitled The Invisible Government shocked Americans with its revelations of a growing world of intelligence agencies playing fast and loose around the planet, a secret government lodged inside the one they knew that even the president didn't fully control. Almost half a century later, everything about that "invisible government" has grown vastly larger, more disturbing, and far more visible. In his new book, Tom Engelhardt takes in something new under the sun: what is no longer, as in the 1960s, a national security state, but a global security one, fighting secret wars that have turned the president into an assassin-in-chief. Shadow Government offers a powerful survey of a democracy of the wealthy that your grandparents wouldn't have recognized.

Publisher: Chicago : Haymarket Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9781608463657
Branch Call Number: 355.03307 ENG
Characteristics: 174 pages :,illustrations


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Jan 06, 2015

Have a problem with this - - not just that Tom quotes Hersh, Ignatius and Chalmers Johnson [now deceased], individuals I've often wondered as to whether they were on the CIA's payroll, but the overall thesis - - it is all due to incompetence and overreaching? Nothing is by design? Oh. . . . really? Follow the money or please try not to make things even more befuddled! The ONLY reason America hasn't experienced another 9/11 is that an oil company and the CIA has yet to finance and arm another Taliban and al-Qaeda [although ISIS seems to fit their pattern?].

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