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: The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives ( American Empire Project) (): Nick Turse: Books. This could’ve been written while sitting at one desk and never even seeing the inside of the Pentagon, or any military establishment, or speaking to a single. “Fascinating, no matter where you place yourself on the ideological spectrum.”— Wired. Now in paperback, a stunning breakdown of the modern.

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Hegemony or Survival Noam Chomsky. For anyone interested in understanding the crisis this country is in, The Complex is indispensable reading. In Eisenhower warned about the threat of the ‘military-industrial cpmplex an ever-expanding corporate cabal bankrolled by the various branches of the armed forces.

Failed States Noam Chomsky. Now it’s up to us to do something about it. Most would not see this as incontrovertible proof of the warmongering potential of Scrabble.

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The 60 Best Songs of Personal tools Log in. It’s a book that could have been written while sitting at one desk and never even seeing the inside of the Pentagon, or any military establishment, or speaking to a single person with any knowledge on the subject. This is the new, high-tech military-industrial complex: Retrieved from ” https: Politics and Society Reviewer: That said, Turse has obviously hit upon a topic of great worry, arguably one of the most pressing problem facing the future of American democracy, namely the insidious growth of the military-industrial complex to where its ubiquity appears to dwarf even its already gargantuan size at the time of Eisenhower’s prophetic farewell speech warning against just such an establishment.

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Again, this is all good information, though it has certainly been well reported on in the media for some years now.

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The Best Books of However, this is also one of the greatest strengths of The Complex: Views Read Edit View history. Turse sounds the alarm bell about the militarization of everyday life. The problem lies with a civilian leadership that has allowed the military to essentially set its own agenda without oversight; one shouldn’t be shocked that TV ads for the Marines don’t include a reality disclaimer: But Apple isn’t unique — if Turse’s provocative thesis is accurate, hundreds of billions of dollars are spent every year building a real Matrix: Yes, it’s certainly a maddening frisson of Heller-ian proportions that, as Turse reports, Guantanamo has three Starbucks stands.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. But he never follows up on that bizarre fact, just leaves it dangling there. Dialogue Tips on technique 5: The Complex by Nick Turse. Nick Turse has produced a brilliant expos of the Pentagon’s pervasive influence in our lives.

Most of the book’s stats and figures appear to have come from the murkier recesses of government accounting, particularly Department of procurement data and reports.

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Clair, Jeffrey April 26, But with only the occasional blog-style snark breaking the monotony and when Turse tries to be funny, the results aren’t pretty and no deeper analysis of why all of this is a problem, how it came about, and what can be done about it, The Complex becomes more an angry recitation of data think of all those menacing lines of code from The Matrix than a book.

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The military works with computer manufacturers to develop more efficient ways of killing, and the products from that collaboration are fed back as cool new kit for the impressionable youth. Looking for beautiful books? Nick Turse explores how the industrial complex of the United States military has pervaded the everyday lives of Americans. Ali Gharib reviewed the book for Inter Press Serviceand noted: Eisenhower ‘s military-industrial complex, and relates the changes to the present day.

He is thirty years old. This could’ve been written while sitting at one desk and never even seeing the inside of the Pentagon, or any military establishment, or speaking to a single person with any knowledge on the subject. To Turse, it’s a smoking gun, and it’s not the only such instance of guilt by association in The Complex — perhaps betraying an underlying weakness in the work.

Losses, Journeys, and Ascensions: For example, the gimmicks the Pentagon uses to deceive, entrap, and sign up gullible 18 to 24 year-olds are anything but voluntary. Just like far too many current muckraking books, The Complex doesn’t seem to rely much on humans for its hair-raising figures. Adam McKay’s gonzo Dick Cheney biopic satire, Vice, won’t be compared to Shakespeare, but it shares the Bard’s disinterest in supervillains’ motivations.

There is no moment like that in The Complexthough it’s certainly not for a lack of evidence.