Historian Chalmers Johnson warns:
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.
You can bookend this tome with Robert Scheer’s
for a comprehensive, albeit frightening, survey of the omnipresence of the ongoing militarization of America. Turse’s invaluable contribution to lighting the dark places of our republic is to investigate the Pentagon’s incursions and collaborations with Hollywood and such cultural landmarks as the World Wrestling Federation and NASCAR.