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Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right

From the bestselling author of What's the Matter with Kansas?, a wonderfully insightful and sardonic look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism

Economic catastrophe usually brings social protest and demands for change—or at least it's supposed to. But when Thomas Frank set out in 2009 to look for expressions of American discontent, all he could find were loud demands that the economic system be made even harsher on the recession's victims and that society's traditional winners receive even grander prizes…

Submitted:Jan 3, 2012
Author:Thomas Frank
Brand:Metropolitan Books
Total comments:1

The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives (American Empire Project)

A mind-boggling investigation of the allpervasive, constantly morphing presence of the Pentagon in daily life--a real-world Matrix come alive Here is the new, hip, high-tech military-industrial complex--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 Pentagon's little-noticed contacts (and contracts) with the products and companies that now form the fabric of America…

Submitted:Jun 20, 2008
Author:Nick Turse
Brand:Metropolitan Books
Total comments:3
Category:21st Century
5 diggs • 1 comment • Sep 12, 2008

The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives

?Americans who still think they can free themselves from the clutches of the military-industrial complex need to read this book... Nick Turse has produced a brilliant expos? of the Pentagon?s pervasive influence in our lives.??Chalmers Johnson, author of Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic

3 diggs • 2 comments • Jun 20, 2008

The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives

Turse investigates the remarkable range of military incursions into the civilian world: the Pentagon?s collaborations with Hollywood filmmakers to its outlandish schemes to weaponize the wild kingdom!


Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic (The American Empire Project)

The long-awaited final volume of Chalmers Johnson's bestselling

Blowback trilogy confronts the overreaching of the American empire and the threat it poses to the republic

In his prophetic book Blowback, Chalmers Johnson linked the CIA's clandestine activities abroad to disaster at home. In The Sorrows of Empire, he explored the ways in which the growth of American militarism and the garrisoning of the planet have jeopardized our stability. Now, in Nemesis, he shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and politically…

Submitted:Feb 19, 2007
Author:Chalmers Johnson
Brand:Metropolitan Books
Total comments:0
Category:21st Century
3 diggs • 0 comments • Feb 19, 2007

Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic

Support this book, support the minds like Mr. Chalmers Johnson --Like ancient Rome, America is saddled with an empire that is fatally undermining its republican government, argues Johnson (The Sorrows of Empire), in this bleak jeremiad...