The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives (American Empire Project)
"Fascinating, no matter where you place yourself on the ideological spectrum."â€”Wired
Now in paperback, a stunning breakdown of the modern military-industrial complexâ€”an omnipresent, hidden-in-plain-sight system of systems that penetrates all our lives.
From iPods to Starbucks to Oakley sunglasses, historian Nick Turse explores the Pentagonâ€™s little-noticed conta
The intro didn't work for me. Why should I (or a fictional character) care if I buy toothpaste from a company that the military also buys toothpaste from? If I shop at the same grocery store as some guy who beats his wife, am I supporting domestic violence?
If the military buys a lot of food, is that part of a vast military-food conspiracy? Or is it just inevitable that people in th ...more
I suspect that at some points the author has been on the verge of using the word "sheeple": it's that feeling of smugness through the work that ultimately stays with you.