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Views Read Edit View history. Turse sounds the alarm bell about the militarization of everyday utrse. Eisenhower toturee effect on American society, and how the military and private business spheres interact with each other. The Last Days of the American Republic. Turse is research director at the Nation -affiliated Tomdispatch. Other books in this series.

Turse investigates the relationship between the Pentagon and the Hollywood entertainment industry, military actions in the civilian sphere, and joint projects between the U.

For anyone interested in understanding the crisis this country is in, The Complex is indispensable reading. Hegemony or Survival Noam Chomsky.

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: Professor Alfred W McCoy. The War Behind Me: Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?

Yet the book turns sinister when it exposes desperate recruiters who allow white supremacists to join up, or defence department plans to develop ‘weaponised’ moths and sharks. Nick Turse has produced a brilliant expos of the Pentagon’s pervasive influence in our lives. For other uses, see The Complwx.

Point of view Tips on technique 4: The Last Days of the American Republic show more. 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. Global Discontents Noam Chomsky. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on rurse book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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The Complex

This is the new, high-tech military-industrial complex: Just send us an email and we’ll put the best up on the site. Retrieved from ” http: Menu Skip to content. The 80 Best Books of 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.

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.

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It isn’t entirely irredeemable, but The House that Jack Built’ s familiar gimmicks say much more about Lars von Trier as a brand than as a provocateur or artist. Evidence, in fact, is the only arrow Turse seems to have in his quiver as he goes about describing the exact extent of the modern military-industrial complex. The 80 Best Books of 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.

At some point while readers are perusing his The ComplexTomdispatch. Horrie the War Dog Roland Perry. 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.

That’s a good thing. 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.

In Eisenhower warned about the threat of the ‘military-industrial complex,’ an ever-expanding corporate cabal bankrolled by the various branches of the armed forces. Eisenhower ‘s military-industrial complex, and relates the changes to the present day. 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. 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?

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The 60 Best Songs of playlist Mixed Media. For example, the gimmicks the Pentagon uses to deceive, entrap, and sign up gullible 18 to 24 year-olds are anything but voluntary.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Base Nation David Vine. The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of Ali Gharib reviewed the book for Inter Press Serviceand noted: Similarly disturbing is the way in which the military, desperate for fresh recruits, has tapped into the “culture of cool” by making “friends” on MySpace.

A large portion of The Complex is given over to showing how the military markets itself to the youth market with X Games-style extreme coolness, hip ads, MySpace pages, and a well-calibrated trend-consciousness in order to brand itself as an awesome way for kids to get some money and see the world. It may come as a shock to Turse and some of the folks at the American Empire Project which The Complex is an installment, but the mere connection of a product to the Pentagon like video games developed in association with the Marines is not going to shock or even upset every person who reads this book.

The 70 Best Albums of It was published in in hardcover format by Metropolitan Books. In The Complex, Nick Turse presents the provocative thesis that Western society is being silently militarised with a dry wit and admirable evenhandedness. Again, this is all good information, though it has certainly been well reported on in the media for some years now.

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