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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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The book was reviewed in Tyrse Reviewswhere it was recommended: Just send us an email and we’ll put the best up on the site. Retrieved from ” http: Yes, it’s certainly a maddening frisson of Heller-ian proportions that, as Turse reports, Guantanamo has three Starbucks stands.

As such, The Complex is an airless and rather pointless recitation of facts that feels cut-and-pasted rather than written. Western society is becoming militarised in hitherto unimaginable ways. Devil’s Game Robert Dreyfuss. United States War Crimes and Atrocites in Vietnam, — “, [2] [3] and it utilized the war-crime archive and historical texts to analyze the doctrine of atrocity.

Review quote “This is a deeply disturbing audit of the Pentagon’s influence on American life, especially its subtle conscription of popular imagination and entertainment technology.

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: Turse currently lives near New York City. The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Dismantling the Empire Chalmers Johnson. 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.

The Last Days of the American Republic. He is thirty years old. Turse is research director at the Nation -affiliated Tomdispatch.

The Complex : How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The 60 Best Songs of He investigates the remarkable range of military incursions into the civilian world: The cover art and promotional copy for The Complex suggests that Turse is specifically going after movies, TV, and video games as military training tools; in fact, Turse sees a significantly larger picture — where everything from the New York Times to Dunkin’ Donuts is complicit in perpetuating a military establishment bloated to the point of absurdity.

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At some point while readers are perusing his Nik ComplexTomdispatch. His investigations unearth some surprising conclusions; for example, whilst no-one is likely to be shocked that chequered giant Microsoft is in cahoots with the Department of Defence, how many hip anti-war protestors purchase their computing and media equipment from Apple?

In short order, Turse is able to show that everything in the daily life of the average American has some defense establishment tie, but that’s where the argument ends. Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U. The 60 Best Songs of playlist Mixed Media. Categories Fiction Non-fiction Children’s books Authors.

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. A striking vision of this brave new world of remote-controlled rats and nici who need no sleep, The Complex will change our understanding of the militarization of America. The 80 Best Books of We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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, Comp,ex Complex becomes more an angry recitation of data think of all those menacing lines of code from The Matrix than a book. Hegemony or Survival Noam Chomsky. For anyone interested in understanding the crisis this country is in, The Complex is indispensable reading.

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A chilling, absorbing and topical investigation into the presence of the defence industries in our daily lives. In The Complex, Nick Turse presents the provocative thesis that Western society is being silently militarised with a dry wit and admirable evenhandedness.

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But that’s just what historian Nick Turse contends in The Complex, an intensive investigation of the tursr modern corporate bedfellows, futuristic weapons programmes, and extensive ties to the entertainment industry. Turse seems so taken with the idea of the Pentagon as octopus-tentacled uber-fiend that he forgot to take much time to step back and explain what in fact is wrong here.

The authors’ whose works we share with you in PopMatters’ 80 Best Books of — from a couple of notable reissues to a number of excellent debuts — poignantly capture how the political is deeply personal, and the personal is undeniably, and beautifully, universal.

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