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“This is a deeply disturbing audit of the Pentagon’s influence on American life, especially its subtle conscription of popular imagination and entertainment technology. If Nick Turse is right, the ‘Matrix’ may be just around the corner.”—Mike Davis, author of Buda's Wagon: 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 our 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.”—Bill Hartung, author of How Much Are You Making on the War Daddy?
“Nick Turse’s searing, investigative journalism reveals just how deeply embedded in our lives the war-making system is and why we should be viscerally alarmed. He exposes how, with a growing contingent of corporate/entertainment/academic/media collaborators, the Pentagon has not only garrisoned the globe, but come home to dominate the United States. For anyone interested in understanding the crisis this country is in, The Complex is indispensable reading.”—Dahr Jamail, author of Beyond the Green Zone
“Americans who still think they can free themselves from the clutches of the military-industrial complex need to read this book. 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 produced a brilliant exposé of the Pentagon’s pervasive influence in our lives.”—Chalmers Johnson, author of Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic
Incredibly revealing look at the insidious creep into all industries by the military/industrial complex.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
As a teacher and adjunct English professor for a decade and a half, I have taught on war and literature, and the military-industrial complex and war profiteering for years. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Miroku Nemeth
Great book of enlightenment. His research is ultra thorough. It's a wonder that the NSA doesn't go after him. A-OK.Published on June 28, 2013 by Booker Bob
After reading this enlightening, well-researched book by Nick Turse, it is very difficult to put Humpty Dumpty back together again.Published on May 9, 2013 by Jason Coppola
This book is a great text, as are all of Turse's materials; however the handling of the product was a disaster. Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by Debra Theis
The Complex details the many ways that the military industrial and military entertainment and military - well you get the idea, invade our everyday lives. Read morePublished on October 5, 2012 by musicdreams
Some have complained here about the long lists of stats in Nick Turse's look at the pervasive spread of the Pentagon in our daily lives but isn't that the point? Read morePublished on September 15, 2011 by Hibiscus Queen