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The Books

Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World
Base Nation

How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World
by David Vine

No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes by Anand Gopal
No Good Men Among the Living

America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes
by Anand Gopal

Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country by Andrew J. Bacevich
Breach of Trust

How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
by Andrew J. Bacevich

Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian
Power Systems

Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire
by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian

Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam by Nick Turse
Kill Anything That Moves

The Real American War in Vietnam
by Nick Turse

We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People by Peter Van Buren
We Meant Well

How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People
by Peter Van Buren

Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War by Andrew BacevichWashington Rules
America's Path to Permanent War
by Andrew Bacevich


Dismantling The Empire: America's Last Best Hope by Chalmers JohnsonDismantling The Empire
America's Last Best Hope
by Chalmers Johnson


The Limits Of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism by Andrew Bacevich
The Limits Of Power

The End of American Exceptionalism
by Andrew Bacevich


Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World by Noam Chomsky
Imperial Ambitions

Conversations on the Post-9/11 World
by Noam Chomsky


Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism by Greg Grandin
Empire's Workshop

Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism
by Greg Grandin

A Question Of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror by Alfred McCoy
A Question of Torture

CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror
by Alfred McCoy

Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency by Michael Klare
Blood and Oil

The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency
by Michael T. Klare

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April 02, 2015

Comments

Dear Steve Fraser,
Your book is fascinating.
As a small entrepreneur who saw her mini RE empire wiped out by the banks in '08, I also marveled at the lack of upset in our nation. Watching the OWS movement unfurl, I couldn't help but wonder had they inserted "the banks" for "the rich" they may have made more headway. For doesn't every American believe it their inherent right to wealth?
I am a highly skilled craftsperson in the film industry. Though a Free Agent, I am required to belong to a union. Over the past twenty plus years I've seen our standards and wages eroded and the eight hour day now sixteen plus. All in the name of security and health benefits. For the minority of us who object, not only does the black mark grow larger but the will to pull the rest along, those too fearful not to acquiesce, becomes too heavy a commitment. Which, admittedly is itself an acquiescence. Or is it possibly just the sheer will to insulate oneself and therefore thrive?
It is unnerving where our society is being led. Confusion about it prevails. Chaos reigns. We have purposefully been divided, though one prays not conquered.
Until everyone en masse stands up and says "NO", which is a complete sentence, and stops allowing themselves to be lulled, or in the case of the children, drugged into complacency, we will repeat the mistakes of the past, not the progress.
Thank you again. Your book took me on a real journey.
Lydia Milars
Los Angeles
(by way of New York, Chicago, and Pittsburgh too)

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