: The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives ( American Empire Project) (): Nick Turse: Books. 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. “Fascinating, no matter where you place yourself on the ideological spectrum.”— Wired. Now in paperback, a stunning breakdown of the modern.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description “Fascinating, no matter where you place furse on the ideological spectrum. 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.

He investigates the remarkable range of military incursions into the civilian world: 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 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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A Brief History of the Car Bomb “When President Eisenhower warned of the dangers to democracy posed by the military-industrial complex, he had no idea how far it would penetrate into every aspect of commplex everyday lives. In impressive detail, Nick Turse shows how the military is now tied to everything from your morning cup of Starbucks to the video games your kids play before turning in for the night.


It’s not just political anymore–it’s personal. Turse sounds the alarm bell about the militarization of everyday life.

Now it’s up to us to do something about it. For anyone interested in understanding the crisis this country is in, The Complex is indispensable reading.

The Complex by Nick Turse

For example, the gimmicks the Pentagon uses to deceive, entrap, and sign up gullible 18 to 24 year-olds are anything but voluntary. Nick Turse has gurse a brilliant expos of the Pentagon’s pervasive influence in our lives.

The Last Days of the American Republic show more. He is the associate editor and research director of Tomdispatch. Turse currently lives near New York City. Book ratings by Goodreads.

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