Reading Time: 11 minutes Part 1 of a riveting account of the many varieties of violence from an elusive and unauthorized source, what the author calls “deep force violence.”
Reading Time: < 1 minute WhoWhatWhy keeps adding cool features. Now, we’re launching a blog — with a variety of offerings, including rants, updates, curiosities, and, best of all, lots of the “Deep Politics” questioning you expect from us.
Reading Time: 4 minutes On May 18, 2015, President Obama made a surprising announcement: he ordered the federal government to reverse its standing practice of providing American police departments with surplus weapons and vehicles from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. Given declining confidence in police after a seemingly constant recent stream of fatalities involving black suspects, this newfound caution with heavy provisioning is understandable. But questions about the wisdom of militarizing police are not new. WhoWhatWhy first wrote about the issue in February, 2014.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The major decision for the jury that sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death was whether he was a lone terrorist waging jihad or a gullible teen misled by his radicalized brother. On the seeming other end of the political spectrum, neo-cons are pulling out the gloves to gear up for 2016. What do they have in common? According to this 2004 documentary series, there are parallels between the rise of radical Islam and the rise of the neo-conservative movement that are worth taking a look.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Ever feel surrounded by things you don’t need? There could be a deep-seated psychological reason for it. This classic four-part documentary series chronicles the rise of advertising and the development of Freudian psychology. Think you own your mind? You may want to think again.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The FBI doesn’t want anyone looking into new evidence of Saudi-9/11 ties. Why? And why would it have the temerity to tell a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee to butt out? If you don’t find this alarming, check your pulse.
Reading Time: 6 minutes FBI documents reveal that Ibragim Todashev was involved in a 2012 FBI investigation that parallels the Bureau’s investigation of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. What was the true nature of the FBI’s relationship with Tsarnaev and his dead friend?
Reading Time: 4 minutes April 14, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Even a century and a half later, there are questionable aspects of his death that mirror unresolved questions in much more modern assassinations. What is the government hiding?
Reading Time: 8 minutes Russ Baker speaks to OpEd News’ Joan Brunwasser about the mainstream media’s growing acknowledgment that there is a “Double Government” and possibly even a Triple Government. Russ then discusses how the Bush family is preparing to put a third president in office.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Everyone knows that warrantless surveillance and detention arose in the wake of 9/11. But few know that the machinery that Dick Cheney and others used to pull it off was born in the Atomic Age. Peter Dale Scott exposes the maneuvers in this excerpt from his new book, “American Deep State.”
Reading Time: 7 minutes How do Wall Street, oil companies and shadow government agencies like the CIA shape the order of global politics together? Author Peter Dale Scott examines that question in his forthcoming book “The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil and the Attack on U.S. Democracy.” Here, in an exclusive excerpt, Scott looks at how official history ignores the real dynamics in play.
Reading Time: 2 minutes When authors like these gather for lunch, you can be sure deep politics is on the menu.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Do your friends call you a conspiracy theorist? Well, you’re in good company. It turns out that even The New York Times appreciates a good conspiracy.