: 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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The idea that we could be surrounded and influenced on a daily basis by military propaganda seems preposterous — the stuff of conspiracy theory. The book describes the vast changes in the industrial complex of the U.

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The Complex by Nick Turse – book review

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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 turze brand itself as an awesome way for kids to get some money and see the world.

Retrieved February 23, Plot Compldx on technique 6: Turse notes that the research and development budget of the military, and its spending in the private sector, has increased dramatically over the last few years.

Jungle Warriors Adrian Threlfall. Global Discontents Noam Chomsky. Turse currently lives near New York City. Horrie the War Dog Roland Perry. Adam McKay’s gonzo Dick Cheney biopic satire, Vice, won’t be compared to Shakespeare, but it shares the Bard’s disinterest in supervillains’ motivations.


Washington Rules Andrew J. 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. 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.

He lives near New York City.

Turse seems so taken with the idea of the Pentagon as octopus-tentacled uber-fiend that he forgot to take much time to step back and explain what in fact is wrong here. Yes, it’s certainly a maddening frisson of Heller-ian proportions that, as Turse reports, Guantanamo has three Starbucks stands.

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.

The Complex by Nick Turse – PopMatters

The Last Days of the American Republic show more. He investigates the remarkable range of military incursions into the civilian world: It’s a book that could have 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. Who Rules the World? Food companies are drawn into research on meals and drugs that will make soldiers stay awake for longer, be more alert and hyped up.

Review quote “This is a deeply disturbing audit of the Pentagon’s influence on American life, especially its subtle conscription of popular imagination and entertainment technology. In The Complex, Nick Turse presents the provocative thesis that Western society is being silently militarised with a dry wit and admirable evenhandedness.


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Turse’s writing is lucent, well-sourced and assured, although his arguments occasionally fail to hit the mark. Eisenhower toits effect copmlex American society, and how the military and nicm business spheres interact with each other. For anyone interested in understanding the crisis this country is in, The Complex is indispensable reading.

The book posits that many changes have occurred since President Dwight D. A lot seems to have been dredged up from Wired ‘s future-war blog Danger Room, and the work of other investigative reporters, who only get credited at the end.

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Tense Tips on technique 7: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. It’s not just political anymore–it’s personal. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x Ali Gharib reviewed the book turss Inter Press Serviceand noted: This year’s collection includes many independent and self-published artists; no mainstream or superhero comic in sight.

For anyone interested in understanding the crisis this country is in, The Comlpex is indispensable reading. Menu Skip to content.