Shadow Government

Shadow Government

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

eBook - 2014
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Praise for Tom Engelhardt's The United States of Fear :

"Tom Engelhardt, as always, focuses his laser-like intelligence on a core problem that the media avoid. . . . A stunning polemic."--Mike Davis

Praise for The American War of War :

"A tour de force."--Jeremy Scahill

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.

Tom Engelhardt created and runs the website, a project of the Nation Institute, where he is a fellow. He is the author of The American Way of War and The United States of Fear , both published by Haymarket Books; a highly praised history of American triumphalism in the cold war, The End of Victory Culture ; and of a novel, The Last Days of Publishing . He lives in New York.

Glenn Greenwald is a columnist on civil liberties and US national security issues for the Guardian .

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781608464272
Characteristics: 1 online resource (189 pages)


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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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