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The Deep State - The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government-logo

The Deep State - The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government

Mike Lofgren

The New York Times bestselling author of The Party Is Over delivers a no-holds-barred, House of Cards-style exposE of who really wields power in Washington Mike Lofgren is back with a book perfectly pitched for the frenzied circus of the primaries. His argument this time is that for all of the backstabbing and money grubbing of the campaign season, the politicians we elect have as little ability to shift policy as Communist party apparatchiks. Welcome to Mike Lofgren's Washington, D.C.-a This Town, where the political theater that is endlessly tweeted and blogged about has nothing to do with actual decision making. The real work gets done behind the scenes by invisible bureaucrats working for the vast web of agencies that actually dictate our foreign policy, defense posture, and security decisions. Have you ever wondered why Obama's policies look so much like Bush's? Seek no further: Hillary v. Jeb is just window dressing. Actual power lies in the Deep State, Washington's shadowy power elite, in the pockets of corporate interests and dependent on the moguls of Silicon Valley, whose data-collecting systems enable the U.S. government to spy on our every move, swipe, and click. Drawing on insider knowledge gleaned in his three decades on the Hill, Lofgren offers a provocative wake-up call to Americans and urges them to fight to reinstate the basic premise of the Constitution.

The New York Times bestselling author of The Party Is Over delivers a no-holds-barred, House of Cards-style exposE of who really wields power in Washington Mike Lofgren is back with a book perfectly pitched for the frenzied circus of the primaries. His argument this time is that for all of the backstabbing and money grubbing of the campaign season, the politicians we elect have as little ability to shift policy as Communist party apparatchiks. Welcome to Mike Lofgren's Washington, D.C.-a This Town, where the political theater that is endlessly tweeted and blogged about has nothing to do with actual decision making. The real work gets done behind the scenes by invisible bureaucrats working for the vast web of agencies that actually dictate our foreign policy, defense posture, and security decisions. Have you ever wondered why Obama's policies look so much like Bush's? Seek no further: Hillary v. Jeb is just window dressing. Actual power lies in the Deep State, Washington's shadowy power elite, in the pockets of corporate interests and dependent on the moguls of Silicon Valley, whose data-collecting systems enable the U.S. government to spy on our every move, swipe, and click. Drawing on insider knowledge gleaned in his three decades on the Hill, Lofgren offers a provocative wake-up call to Americans and urges them to fight to reinstate the basic premise of the Constitution.
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Party Is Over delivers a no-holds-barred, House of Cards-style exposE of who really wields power in Washington Mike Lofgren is back with a book perfectly pitched for the frenzied circus of the primaries. His argument this time is that for all of the backstabbing and money grubbing of the campaign season, the politicians we elect have as little ability to shift policy as Communist party apparatchiks. Welcome to Mike Lofgren's Washington, D.C.-a This Town, where the political theater that is endlessly tweeted and blogged about has nothing to do with actual decision making. The real work gets done behind the scenes by invisible bureaucrats working for the vast web of agencies that actually dictate our foreign policy, defense posture, and security decisions. Have you ever wondered why Obama's policies look so much like Bush's? Seek no further: Hillary v. Jeb is just window dressing. Actual power lies in the Deep State, Washington's shadowy power elite, in the pockets of corporate interests and dependent on the moguls of Silicon Valley, whose data-collecting systems enable the U.S. government to spy on our every move, swipe, and click. Drawing on insider knowledge gleaned in his three decades on the Hill, Lofgren offers a provocative wake-up call to Americans and urges them to fight to reinstate the basic premise of the Constitution.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Brian O'Neill

Length:

13h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

40:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

42:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

43:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

42:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

55:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

58:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

42:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

58:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

41:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

51:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

46:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:34