: 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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But Turse’s seeming lack of true knowledge about his subject keeps him from engaging with it on any deeper level than surface-oriented dismay.

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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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The Complex : How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives

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Eisenhower toits effect on American society, and how the military and private business spheres interact with each other. It turns out the current manufacturer of Scrabble boards, Hasbro, also owns the license for the Action Man franchise, and has consulted with the military to ensure the accuracy of the camouflage gear worn by the toy soldier.

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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. This page was last edited on 5 Julyat 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: A striking vision of this brave new world of remote-controlled rats and super-soldiers who need no sleep, The Complex will change our understanding of the militarization of America.

Today, we consider ourselves a demilitarised society, with little connection between our everyday lives and the war machine still grinding away in Afghanistan and Iraq. Looking for beautiful books?

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Nick Turse draws this strange, frightening world-within-the-world into the light. He is the associate editor and research director of Tomdispatch. He is thirty years old. Book ratings by Goodreads.


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Just send us an email and we’ll put the best up on the site. Most of the book’s stats and figures appear to have come commplex the murkier recesses of government accounting, particularly Department of procurement data and reports.

There is no moment like that in The Complexthough it’s certainly not for a lack of evidence. Point of view Tips on technique 4: 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 tuese in the work.

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The idea seems to be that readers will have had no idea, none, about the extent to which the military has thrust, crawled, and seeped into nici every aspect co,plex our society over the past few decades.

Whilst for the majority of The Complex, Turse remains focused on the military-industrial complex itself, he also treats us to a glimpse of where all the money goes. Now in paperback, a stunning breakdown of the modern military-industrial complex—an omnipresent, hidden-in-plain-sight system of systems that penetrates all our lives.