The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power
Publish date: October 20th 2009
Edition language: English
I'd been looking for some light reading -- something quick -- and thought this was an expansion of Sharlet's 2003 article on Ivanwald (http://harpers.org/archive/2003/03/0079525). As I indicated, I had a personal interest in the topic, and had been putting off reading the book (which I'd never seen)...
August - 2009Updated - February 2011 - see note at bottomThis is a must read. In the same way that Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine mapped out a process that has been going on in plain sight for a long time, Jeff Sharlet shows us a process that has been going on stealthily for many, many years. As T...
The book is heavy going at times, and I felt as if I should have had a highlighter in hand to aid myself in remembering all the names and dates. The overall result is a powerful journalistic exposé that is an eye-opening glimpse into backroom dealings of Washington and beyond. I have always found my...
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