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The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government (2016) [audiobook+ebook]

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The New York Times best-selling author of The Party Is Over delivers a no-holds-barred, House of Cards-style exposé of who really wields power in Washington.

Mike Lofgren is back with a book perfectly pitched for the frenzied circus of the primaries. His argument this time is that for all of the backstabbing and money grubbing of the campaign season, the politicians we elect have as little ability to shift policy as Communist party apparatchiks. Welcome to Mike Lofgren's Washington, DC - 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 foreign policy, defense posture, and security decisions.

Have you ever wondered why Obama's policies look so much like Bush's? Seek no further: Hillary versus Jeb is just window dressing. Actual power lies in the Deep State, Washington's shadowy power elite, in the pockets of corporate interests and dependent on the moguls of Silicon Valley, whose data-collecting systems enable the US government to spy on our every move, swipe, and click. Drawing on insider knowledge gleaned in his three decades on the Hill, Lofgren offers a provocative wake-up call to Americans and urges them to fight to reinstate the basic premise of the Constitution.

File Duration
00 Title, Introduction.mp3 13m50s
01 c01 Beltwayland.mp3 52m54s
02 c02 What Is the Deep State.mp3 39m14s
03 c03 Bad Ideas Have Consequences.mp3 33m44s
04 c04 Do Elections Matter.mp3 58m27s
05 c05 Does Our Defense Actually Defend America.mp3 40m56s
06 c06 Economic Warfare- Big Banks and the National Security State.mp3 34m39s
07 c07 The Commanding Heights.mp3 37m7s
08 c08 The Deep State, the Law, and the Constitution.mp3 43m19s
09 c09 Silicon Valley and the American Panopticon.mp3 35m49s
10 c10 Personnel Is Policy.mp3 1h1m
11 c11 Austerity for Thee but Not for Me.mp3 33m56s
12 c12 A Stopped Clock Is Right Twice a Day.mp3 42m1s
13 c13 Signs of Change.mp3 28m5s
14 c14 America Confronts the World.mp3 35m56s
15 c15 Is There an Alterenative.mp3 27m19s
Total Duration 10h18m16s

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