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

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Scott marshals evidence for a deep state, institutionalized in unaccountable intelligence agencies & corporations. When the influence of Wall Street & internat'l oil are added, he argues that these powerful interests form a supranational state, repeatedly at odds with US policies & interests.
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 30th 2014 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (Lanham et al.) (first published October 2013)
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Erik Graff
Aug 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: US citizens
Recommended to Erik by: M.S.
This book was received as a birthday present by a friend intrigued by Scott's book-length Jakarta poem. As it happens, I'd read Scott before, but unknowingly, it being one of many books I've read regarding the JFK assassination.

Scott is an interesting fellow. Formerly a Canadian diplomat, he became an English professor at Berkeley and was, by his own account (given in a poem at the end of this volume), inspired by the Free Speech movement on that campus in the sixties to become a political
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Charles R
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To read this book, you are really going to have to clear your mind.

You will need a lot of mental space to work out just how large and multi-dimensional is the network described in this book. You will have a lot of help, as Peter Dale Scott's book uses repetition, meticulous endnotes, and consistent argumentative movement to move you through these scenes and facts, speculations and detective work, to one inevitable conclusion: despite the vast size, encampment, and violent greed motivating the
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Jim
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scott continues his analysis of the "deep state"--the intelligence agencies working in secret and beyond any accountability to what we would like to call a "democracy." In this book, Scott emphasizes the deep state links to big corporations, especially Big Oil, and also, the Saudi royal government. If only the American people really knew what was going on....
A.J.
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Does the United State have a "deep state"? A government within our existing public government structure that directs the nation's overall policies and actions irregardless of the citizens' popular will? Scott makes a pretty strong argument that indeed, the U.S., not unlike other imperial dynasties before it, does have a "deep state" that does as it wills, not as it is willed by our republican polity. To prove his thesis, Scott looks more deeply into the persons and similarities in major historic ...more
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Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
DEAR AMERICAN SHEEP:


WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE


BEFORE ITS TOO LATE



BEWARE THE SKELETONS IN THE GOV'T CLOSET



THEY ARE NOT GOING TO JUST PFF VANISH


PROFESSOR EMERITUS PETER DALE SCOTT WARNED U LIKE HARRIET BEECHER STOWE "THE LITTLE LADY WHO STARTED THE BIG WAR." MR LINCOLN


BEST
GERSHOM STEVEN MENDLOVITZ
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In light of the current events these past few months, with loonies running for President who suggest closing the boarders to Muslims while opening up back doors on the Internet, PDS's final chapter seems dated already. Great read!
David Altemeier
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this is probably a pretty accurate representation of how governments really operate, but it's treated as some grand conspiracy, when it's really just BAU.
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