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The deep state : the fall of the constitution and the rise of a shadow government, Mike Lofgren

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The deep state : the fall of the constitution and the rise of a shadow government
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The deep state
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the fall of the constitution and the rise of a shadow government
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Mike Lofgren
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eng
Summary
  • The bestselling author of The Party Is Over delivers a no-holds-barred exposé of who really wields power in Washington. D.C.'s sharp-tongued truth-teller is back with a book perfectly pitched for the frenzied circus of the campaign season--a reminder that for all of the preening, grandstanding and money grubbing of the presidential race, the politicians we elect have little ability to shift policy Welcome to Mike Lofgren's Washington, D.C.--a "This Town" where the political theater that is endlessly tweeted and blogged about has nothing to do with actual decision making. The real work gets done behind the scenes by invisible bureaucrats working for the vast web of agencies that actually dictate our financial policy, defense posture, and security decisions. Have you ever wondered why the Obama administration looks so much like Bush II? Seek no further: Hillary v. Jeb, or Trump vs. himself, is window dressing. Real power lies in the Deep State, Washington's shadowy power elite, which is in the pockets of corporate interests and dependent on Silicon Valley, whose data-collecting systems enable the U.S. government to spy on our every click. Drawing on insider knowledge gleaned in his three decades on the Hill, Lofgren offers a wake-up call and urges Americans to fight to demand that the politicians they elect start respecting the basic premises of the Constitution.--Adapted from book jacket
  • "An acerbic, no holds barred indictment of business as usual in Washington, DC--where our elected leaders provide a fig leaf for those who really hold the levers of power--by a 28-year veteran of the Hill, the bestselling author of The Party Is Over Have you ever noticed that behind all the mud-slinging and invective there isn't much difference between the parties? For all of his big talk and promises of change, Obama is basically Bush lite. And Hillary--or Jeb--will be more of the same. We spend ten times more on the political circus leading up to elections than any other country, but what are we getting for all of that money? The truth, as Mike Lofgren reveals in this devastating takedown of beltway business, is that our elected leaders provide a fig leaf for those who really hold the levers of power, the unelected functionaries of our ever-growing bureaucracies who decide America's defense, intelligence, and foreign policy and the corporate titans who control them. If it sounds like House of Cards it's because there is more truth to that than you might care to believe. Mike Lofgren draws on his three decades on the Hill to take you behind the scenes and map out where ower is really held in Washington, in the bowels of what he calls "the deep state.""--
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Lofgren, Mike
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1726
LC item number
.L59 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Political culture
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Bureaucracy
  • Business and politics
  • United States
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The deep state : the fall of the constitution and the rise of a shadow government, Mike Lofgren
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-296) and index
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Beltwayland -- What is the Deep State? -- Bad ideas have consequences -- Do elections matter? -- Does our defense actually defend America? -- Economic warfare: big banks and the National Security State -- The commanding heights -- The Deep State, the law, and the constitution -- Silicon Valley and the American panopticon -- Personnel is policy -- Austerity for thee but not for me -- A stopped clock is right twice a day -- Signs of change? -- America confronts the world -- Is there an alternative?
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24 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780525428343
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(hardback)
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2015041236
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (OCoLC)930462966
  • 984113
  • (OCoLC)ocn930462966
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The deep state : the fall of the constitution and the rise of a shadow government, Mike Lofgren
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-296) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beltwayland -- What is the Deep State? -- Bad ideas have consequences -- Do elections matter? -- Does our defense actually defend America? -- Economic warfare: big banks and the National Security State -- The commanding heights -- The Deep State, the law, and the constitution -- Silicon Valley and the American panopticon -- Personnel is policy -- Austerity for thee but not for me -- A stopped clock is right twice a day -- Signs of change? -- America confronts the world -- Is there an alternative?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780525428343
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015041236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930462966
  • 984113
  • (OCoLC)ocn930462966

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