: 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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To Turse, it’s a smoking gun, and it’s not the only such instance of guilt by association in The Complex — perhaps betraying an underlying weakness in the work.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? 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. Eisenhower ‘s military-industrial complex, and relates the changes to the present day.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Personal tools Log in. 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. Settings Tips on technique 3: His investigations unearth some surprising conclusions; for example, whilst no-one is likely to be shocked that chequered giant Microsoft is in cahoots with the Department of Defence, how many hip anti-war protestors purchase their computing and media equipment from Apple?

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.

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The Complexby Nick Turse”. The Pentagon works with Hollywood to develop new robot weapons systems, and encourages Hollywood to glorify and sanitise military violence. In Eisenhower warned about the threat of the ‘military-industrial complex,’ an ever-expanding corporate cabal bankrolled by the various branches of the armed forces. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x Turse sounds the alarm nicck about the militarization of everyday life.

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We are a long way from Eisenhower’s military-industrial complex: The 80 Best Books of The authors’ whose works we share with you in PopMatters’ 80 Best Books of — from a couple of notable reissues to a number of excellent debuts — poignantly capture how the commplex is deeply personal, and the personal is undeniably, and beautifully, universal.

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The problem lies with a civilian leadership that has allowed the military to essentially set its own agenda tuese oversight; one shouldn’t be shocked that TV ads for the Marines don’t include a reality disclaimer: The military works with computer manufacturers to develop more efficient ways of killing, and the products from that collaboration are fed comples as cool new kit for the tursee youth. The Last Days of the American Republic. Popmatters is wholly independently owned and operated.

The idea that the American military has had essentially a blank check to spend mostly unmonitored sums on just about anything it pleases, and has co-opted a huge swath of private and public institutions from schools to companies to further its goals, is one that hardly augers well for a lasting and fruitful democracy. Western society is becoming militarised in hitherto unimaginable ways.


Turse’s writing is lucent, well-sourced and assured, although his arguments occasionally fail to hit the mark. Jackie Chan’s 10 Best Films. Turse currently lives near New York City. Similarly Turse being the data-hunter that he is shows the rapidly growing level of financial incentives that the Pentagon is using to increase volunteer enlistment during wartime.

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That said, Turse has obviously hit upon a topic of great worry, arguably one of the most pressing problem facing the future of American democracy, namely the insidious growth of the military-industrial complex to where compplex ubiquity appears to dwarf even its already gargantuan size at the time of Eisenhower’s prophetic farewell speech warning against just such an establishment.

The cover art and promotional copy for The Complex suggests that Turse is specifically going after movies, TV, and video games as military training tools; in fact, Turse sees a significantly larger picture — where everything from the New York Times to Dunkin’ Donuts is complicit in perpetuating a military establishment bloated to the point of absurdity. It may come as a shock to Turse and some of the folks at the American Empire Nic, which The Complex compldx an installment, tyrse the mere connection of a product to the Pentagon like video games developed in association with the Marines is not going to shock or even upset every person who reads this book.

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