The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy

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Rowman & Littlefield, 30 ott 2014 - 336 pagine
This provocative book makes a compelling case for a hidden “deep state” that influences and often opposes official U.S. policies. Prominent political analyst Peter Dale Scott begins by tracing America’s increasing militarization, restrictions on constitional rights, and income disparity since the Vietnam War. He argues that a significant role in this historic reversal was the intervention of a series of structural deep events, ranging from the assassination of President Kennedy to 9/11. He does not attempt to resolve the controversies surrounding these events, but he shows their significant points in common, ranging from overlapping personnel and modes of operation to shared sources of funding. Behind all of these commonalities is what Scott calls the deep state: a second order of government, behind the public or constitutional state, that has grown considerably stronger since World War II. He marshals convincing evidence that the deep state is partly institutionalized in non-accountable intelligence agencies like the CIA and NSA, but it also includes private corporations like Booz Allen Hamilton and SAIC, to which 70 percent of intelligence budgets are outsourced. Behind these public and private institutions is the traditional influence of Wall Street bankers and lawyers, allied with international oil companies beyond the reach of domestic law. With the increasing importance of Gulf states like Saudi Arabia to oil markets, American defense companies, and Wall Street itself, this essential book shows that there is now a supranational deep state, sometimes demonstrably opposed to official American policies and public interest.

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Ch01 The Doomsday Project DeepvEvents and the Shrinking of American Democracy
Ch02 The Deep State the Wall Street Overworld and Big Oil
Ch03 The Doomsday Project
Ch04 The Falsified War on Terror
Ch05 The Falsified War on Terror II
Ch06 Deep State Uses and Protection of alQaeda Terrorists
Ch07 The US Terror War
Ch08 Deep Power Takes Its Toll on US Presidents 19611980
Ch11 Americas Unchecked Security State
Ch12 Americas Unchecked Security State and Lawlessness
Ch13 Why Americans Must End Americas SelfGenerating Wars
Epilogue Greek Theater
Selected Bibliography

Ch09 The Doomsday Project and Deep Events
Ch10 The American Deep State Deep Events and OfftheBooks Financing
About the Author

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Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, is a leading political analyst and poet. His books include Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, Drugs, Oil, and War: The United States in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Indochina, The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America, The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11 and the Deep Politics of War, and American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan (R&L). He has been awarded the Lannan Poetry Award. His website can be found at

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