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

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

by Peter Dale Scott
 

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ISBN-10: 1442214244

ISBN-13: 9781442214248

Pub. Date: 11/12/2014

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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 constitutional rights, and income disparity since the Vietnam War. He argues that a significant role in

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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 constitutional 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 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 both White House policies and the American public interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442214248
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/12/2014
Series:
War and Peace Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
457,633
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Doomsday Project, Deep Events, and the Shrinking of American Democracy
Chapter 2: The Deep State, the Wall Street Overworld, and Big Oil
Chapter 3: The Doomsday Project: How COG on 9/11 Subordinated the U.S. Constitution
Chapter 4: The Falsified War on Terror: The Deep History of U.S. Protection for al-Qaeda Terrorist Ali Mohamed
Chapter 5: The Falsified War on Terror II: How the Deep State Has Protected Gulf Arab States Rather than the American People
Chapter 6: Deep State Uses and Protection of al-Qaeda Terrorists
Chapter 7: The U.S. Terror War: The CIA, 9/11, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
Chapter 8: The Fates of the Presidents Who Challenged the Deep State, 1963–1980
Chapter 9: The Doomsday Project and Deep Events: JFK, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and 9/11
Chapter 10: The American Deep State, Deep Events, and Off-the-Books Financing
Chapter 11: America’s Unchecked Security State: The Continuity of COG Planning, 1936–2001
Chapter 12: America’s Unchecked Security State and Lawlessness
Chapter 13: Why Americans Must End America’s Self-Generating Wars
Epilogue: Greek Theater—Mario Savio and the Socratic Quest
Selected Bibliography

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