The Deep State

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ISBN: 9780698186927
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Number of pages: 320
Author: Mike Lofgren
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Deep State in PDF and EPUB The New York Times bestselling author of The Party Is Over delivers a no-holds-barred exposé of who really wields power in Washington Every Four years, tempers are tested and marriages fray as Americans head to the polls to cast their votes. But does anyone really care what we think? Has our vaunted political system become one big, expensive, painfully scriped reality TV show? In this cringe-inducing expose of the sins and excesses of Beltwayland, a longtime Republican party insider argues that we have become an oligarchy in form if not in name. Hooked on war, genuflecting to big donors, in thrall to discredited economic theories and utterly bereft of a moral compass, America’s governing classes are selling their souls to entrenched interest while our bridges collapse, wages, stagnate, and our water is increasingly undrinkable. Drawing on sinsights gleaned over three decades on Capitol Hill, much of it on the Budget Committee, Lofgren paints a gripping portrait of the dismal swamp on the Potomac and the revolution it will take to reclaim our government and set us back on course. From the Hardcover edition.


Deep State

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ISBN: 9781118146682
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Number of pages: 336
Author: Marc Ambinder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Deep State in PDF and EPUB An analysis of strategic secret-keeping practices in American government notes both its growing pervasiveness and its flaws, exploring the real-world ramifications of secrecy trends, their pros and cons and the ramifications of secret exposures in virtually all aspects of government.


The American Deep State

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ISBN: 9781538100257
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Number of pages: 354
Author: Peter Dale Scott
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online The American Deep State in PDF and EPUB Now in a new edition updated through the unprecedented 2016 election, this timely book makes a compelling case for a hidden deep state of intelligence agencies, private companies, and billionaires that influence and often oppose U.S. policies.


From Deep State to Islamic State

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ISBN: 9780190264062
Release Date: 2015
Number of pages: 311
Author: Jean-Pierre Filiu
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online From Deep State to Islamic State in PDF and EPUB In his disturbing and timely book Jean-Pierre Filiu lays bare the strategies and tactics employed by the Middle Eastern autocracies, above all those of Syria, Egypt, Yemen and Algeria, that set out to crush the democratic uprisings of the 'Arab Revolution.' In pursuit of these goals they turned to the intelligence agencies and internal security arms of the 'deep state,' the armed forces, and to street gangs such as the Shabiha to enforce their will. Alongside physical intimidation, imprisonment and murder, Arab counter-revolutionaries discredited and split their opponents by boosting Salafi-Jihadi groups such as Islamic State. They also released from prison hardline Islamists and secretly armed and funded them. The full potential of the Arab counter-revolution surprised most observers, who thought they had seen it all from the Arab despots: their perversity, their brutality, their voracity. But the wider world underestimated their ferocious readiness literally to burn down their countries in order to cling to absolute power. Bashar al-Assad clambered to the top of this murderous class of tyrants, driving nearly half of the Syrian population in to exile and executing tens of thousands of his opponents. He has set a grisly precedent, one that other Arab autocrats are sure to follow in their pursuit of absolute power.


The Plot to Scapegoat Russia

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ISBN: 9781510730335
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Number of pages: 199
Author: Dan Kovalik
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

Download and read online The Plot to Scapegoat Russia in PDF and EPUB An in-depth look at the decades-long effort to escalate hostilities with Russia and what it portends for the future. Since 1945, the US has justified numerous wars, interventions, and military build-ups based on the pretext of the Russian Red Menace, even after the Soviet Union collapsed at the end of 1991 and Russia stopped being Red. In fact, the two biggest post-war American conflicts, the Korean and Vietnam wars, were not, as has been frequently claimed, about stopping Soviet aggression or even influence, but about maintaining old colonial relationships. Similarly, many lesser interventions and conflicts, such as those in Latin America, were also based upon an alleged Soviet threat, which was greatly overblown or nonexistent. And now the specter of a Russian Menace has been raised again in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. The Plot to Scapegoat Russia examines the recent proliferation of stories, usually sourced from American state actors, blaming and manipulating the threat of Russia, and the long history of which this episode is but the latest chapter. It will show readers two key things: (1) the ways in which the United States has needlessly provoked Russia, especially after the collapse of the USSR, thereby squandering hopes for peace and cooperation; and (2) how Americans have lost out from this missed opportunity, and from decades of conflicts based upon false premises. These revelations, amongst other, make The Plot to Scapegoat Russia one of the timeliest reads of 2017.


Oil s Deep State

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ISBN: 9781459409972
Release Date: 2017-10-06
Number of pages: 256
Author: Kevin Taft
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

Download and read online Oil s Deep State in PDF and EPUB Why have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire warnings and compelling evidence of the profound and growing threat posed by global warming? Most of the writing on global warming is by scientists, academics, environmentalists, and journalists. Kevin Taft, a former leader of the opposition in Alberta, brings a fresh perspective through the insight he gained as an elected politician who had an insider's eyewitness view of the role of the oil industry. His answer, in brief: The oil industry has captured key democratic institutions in both Alberta and Ottawa. Taft begins his book with a perceptive observer's account of a recent court casein Ottawa which laid bare the tactics and techniques of the industry, its insiders and lobbyists. He casts dramatic new light on exactly how corporate lobbyists, politicians, bureaucrats, universities, and other organizations are working together to pursue the oil industry's agenda. He offers a brisk tour of the recent work of scholars who have developed the concepts of the deep state and institutional capture to understand how one rich industry can override the public interest. Taft views global warming and weakened democracy as two symptoms of the same problem — the loss of democratic institutions to corporate influence and control. He sees citizen engagement and direct action by the public as the only response that can unravel big oil's deep state.


The Deep State of Europe

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ISBN: 1532815085
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Number of pages: 256
Author: Basil Coronakis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online The Deep State of Europe in PDF and EPUB When people refer to Brussels as "Sin City," they do not refer to drugs, prostitution, or the mafia. They refer to the sins against the project that has evolved into the European Union. After 23 years as a publisher of a newspaper, which does nothing but cover the internals of the European Union, the author's hope for a better tomorrow has been challenged by the dark corners of power in the EU's structures, that have cracked its very foundations. Within this book, on a journey to demystify the legend of the European Union and its Institutions, you will learn about the inner circle of the European Commission that is labelled the "system" and which often behaves as a legitimate 'corporate gang'. It reveals the secrets and the Machiavellian mind-set of the Brussels 'nomenclature' that rules the daily life of a half a billion Europeans and many more, often without any moral or political legitimacy. The 'ten little scandals' inside this book will open your eyes not just as to 'why' but also the 'how' sins are committed in the same buildings that have guaranteed peace on the continent since the end of World War II. You will learn how your money is used, abused, wasted and looted. You will learn of the European Commission corruption which is systemic, horizontal, vertical and ...legal. You will find out how the Commission "system" is self-reproduced and remains hermetically close to outsiders. You will learn how the inner circle of the European Commission is trapping most Commissioners and second class Member States and how Europeans can be liberated without destroying what has been achieved in the past 70 years. This book will turn the life of the true power-holders of the EU Institutions into Chinese Hell. This is not a religious, but a deeply political concept. Life in the Chinese Hell is an exact replica of life in this world. Everybody is doing exactly what was doing in real life, the same job, the same rank, the same position, yet with one difference. In Chinese Hell, everybody knows everything about everybody else. For example, the patron knows that his employee is cheating on him and the employee knows that his patron is having an affair with his wife. Your Brussels overlords, know everything about you. Now, you learn everything about them and this will make their lives, a real Chinese Hell. This book will generate both contempt and praise without limit. It brings the European Commission gods and demi-gods down from their thrones on Mount Olympus, and back to Earth. It uncovers their weaknesses and their deviousness, and makes the "gods" feel like ordinary people, naked and in some cases ridiculed, in the eyes of their subjects. You might find it irrelevant or provocative, insulting or malicious, but whatever the case, it contains hard truths from beginning to end.


The Turkish Deep State

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ISBN: 1138782335
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Number of pages: 234
Author: Mehtap Soyler
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Turkish Deep State in PDF and EPUB The deep state ranks among the most critical issues in Turkish politics. This book traces its origins and offers an explanation of the emergence and trajectory of the deep state; the meaning and function of informal and authoritarian institutions in the formal security sector of a democratic regime; the involvement of the state in organized crime; armed conflict; corruption; and massive human rights violations. This book applies an innovative methodological approach to concept formation and offers a mid-range theory of deep state that sheds light on the reciprocal relationship between the state and political regimes and elaborates on the conditions for the consolidation of democracy. It traces the path-dependent emergence and trajectory of the deep state from the Ottoman Empire to the current Turkish Republic and its impact on state-society relations. It reads state formation, consolidation, and breakdown from the perspective of this most resilient phenomenon of Turkish politics. The analysis also situates recent developments regarding AKP governments, including the EU accession process, civil-military relations, coup trials, the Kurdish question, and the Gülen Movement in their context within the deep state. Moreover, this case-study offers an analytical framework for cross-regional comparative analysis of the deep states. Addressing the lacuna in academic scholarship on the deep state phenomenon in Turkey, this book is essential reading for students and scholars with an interest in democratization, politics and Middle East Studies.


National Security and Double Government

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ISBN: 9780190206444
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 257
Author: Michael J. Glennon
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online National Security and Double Government in PDF and EPUB Why has U.S. national security policy scarcely changed from the Bush to the Obama administration? And why does it matter? The theory of 'double government' posed by the 19th century English scholar Walter Bagehot suggests a disquieting answer. The public is encouraged to believe that the presidency, Congress, and the courts make security policy. That belief sustains these institutions' legitimacy. Yet their authority is largely illusory. National security policy is made, instead, by a 'Trumanite network' of several hundred members that is largely concealed from public view.


The Party Is Over

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ISBN: 9781101601235
Release Date: 2012-08-02
Number of pages: 256
Author: Mike Lofgren
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Party Is Over in PDF and EPUB The New York Times bestselling exposé of what passes for business as usual in Washington today Look out for The Deep State coming from Viking on January 5, 2016 There was a time, not so very long ago, when perfectly rational people ran the Republican Party. So how did the party of Lincoln become the party of lunatics? That is what this book aims to answer. Fear not, the Dems come in for their share of tough talk— they are zombies, a party of the living dead. Mike Lofgren came to Washington in the early eighties—those halcyon, post–Nixonian glory days—for what he imagined would be a short stint on Capitol Hill. He has witnessed quite a few low points in his twenty-eight years on the Hill—but none quite so pitiful as the antics of the current crop of legislators whom we appear to have elected. Based on the explosive article Lofgren wrote when he resigned in disgust after the debt ceiling crisis, The Party Is Over is a funny and impassioned exposé of everything that is wrong with Washington. Obama and his tired cohorts are no angels but they have nothing on the Republicans, whose wily strategists are bankrupting the country one craven vote at a time. Be prepared for some fireworks. From the Hardcover edition.


The Turkish Deep State

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ISBN: 9781317668800
Release Date: 2015-02-11
Number of pages: 250
Author: Mehtap Söyler
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Turkish Deep State in PDF and EPUB The deep state ranks among the most critical issues in Turkish politics. This book traces its origins and offers an explanation of the emergence and trajectory of the deep state; the meaning and function of informal and authoritarian institutions in the formal security sector of a democratic regime; the involvement of the state in organized crime; armed conflict; corruption; and massive human rights violations. This book applies an innovative methodological approach to concept formation and offers a mid-range theory of deep state that sheds light on the reciprocal relationship between the state and political regimes and elaborates on the conditions for the consolidation of democracy. It traces the path-dependent emergence and trajectory of the deep state from the Ottoman Empire to the current Turkish Republic and its impact on state-society relations. It reads state formation, consolidation, and breakdown from the perspective of this most resilient phenomenon of Turkish politics. The analysis also situates recent developments regarding AKP governments, including the EU accession process, civil-military relations, coup trials, the Kurdish question, and the Gülen Movement in their context within the deep state. Moreover, this case-study offers an analytical framework for cross-regional comparative analysis of the deep states. Addressing the lacuna in academic scholarship on the deep state phenomenon in Turkey, this book is essential reading for students and scholars with an interest in democratization, politics and Middle East Studies.


Rediscovering Americanism

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ISBN: 9781476773476
Release Date: 2017-06-27
Number of pages: 272
Author: Mark R. Levin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Rediscovering Americanism in PDF and EPUB The new book from #1 New York Times bestselling author and syndicated radio host Mark R. Levin.



Deep State 1

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ISBN: 9781681591483
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Number of pages: 25
Author: Justin Jordan
Publisher: BOOM! Studios

Download and read online Deep State 1 in PDF and EPUB WHY BOOM! LOVES IT: You know all those conspiracy theories you hear about? Like how the Jonestown Massacre was a failed MKULTRA experiment by the government, or how Lee Harvey Oswald was trained and brainwashed to be an assassin? Well, what if some of those were true? DEEP STATE is a dream (nightmare?) come true for conspiracy theory nuts like us here at BOOM! WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: With LUTHER STRODE, DEAD BODY ROAD, and SPREAD, Justin Jordan has become one of the eminent voices in hard-hitting, intelligent, original comics, and Ariela Kristantina (DEATH OF WOLVERINE) brings her unique, idiosyncratic style that has made her a breakout talent. If you’re even remotely interested in conspiracy theory stories from comics like PLANETARY and SLEEPER to films like ENEMY OF THE STATE and THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR, you’ll be gripped by DEEP STATE! WHAT IT’S ABOUT: John Harrow doesn’t exist, and his job is to make sure that other things don’t exist, too. At any given time, the government is running dozens of black book operations, experiments that aren’t on any official record and are never acknowledged to exist. Some of these are innocuous. Some of them are monstrous beyond reason. And most of the time, they go as expected and the public is never the wiser. Most of the time. John Harrow’s job is to handle them when things go wrong, and do anything to make sure the government’s secrets stay just that—secret.


Raven Rock

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ISBN: 9781476735450
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Number of pages: 560
Author: Garrett M. Graff
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Raven Rock in PDF and EPUB The eye-opening true story of the government’s secret plans to survive and rebuild after a catastrophic attack on US soil—a narrative that span from the dawn of the nuclear age to today. Every day in Washington, DC, the blue-and-gold 1st Helicopter Squadron, code-named “MUSSEL,” flies over the Potomac River. As obvious as the presidential motorcade, the squadron is assumed by most people to be a travel perk for VIPs. They’re only half right: while the helicopters do provide transport, the unit exists to evacuate high-ranking officials in the event of a terrorist or nuclear attack on the capital. In the event of an attack, select officials would be whisked by helicopters to a ring of secret bunkers around Washington, even as ordinary citizens are left to fend for themselves. For sixty years, the US government has been developing secret Doomsday plans to protect itself, and the multibillion-dollar Continuity of Government (COG) program takes numerous forms—from its plans to evacuate the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia and our most precious documents from the National Archives to the plans to launch nuclear missiles from a Boeing 747 jet flying high over Nebraska. In Raven Rock, Garrett Graff sheds light on the inner workings of the 650-acre compound (called Raven Rock) just miles from Camp David, as well as dozens of other bunkers the government built its top leaders during the Cold War, from the White House lawn to Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado to Palm Beach, Florida, and the secret plans that would have kicked in after a Cold War nuclear attack to round up foreigners and dissidents, and nationalize industries. Equal parts a presidential, military, and political history, Raven Rock tracks the evolution of the government’s plans and the threats of global war from the dawn of the nuclear era through the present day. Relying upon thousands of pages of once-classified documents, as well as original interviews and visits to former and current COG facilities, Graff brings readers through the back channels of government to understand exactly what is at stake if our nation is attacked, and how we’re prepared to respond if it is.