White House, Deep State

Trump vs. ‘Deep State?’ That’s How Light Gets in

Reading Time: 6 minutes From Watergate to Iraq War propaganda, conflicts between the Deep State and the Executive branch have proven helpful to the public. They provided a glimpse into the White House and the nation’s intelligence apparatus, leading to important reforms. So perhaps an open conflict between the Trump administration and the Deep State isn’t such a bad thing.

Deep State

America Discovers the Deep State — Welcome to the Party

Reading Time: 2 minutes All of a sudden, everybody is talking about the Deep State. People from across the political spectrum are discussing it, such as former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich, The New York Times and Rush Limbaugh. Americans are wondering what, exactly, the “Deep State” is. WhoWhatWhy readers, on the other hand, are asking: What took you so Read More

How the Doomsday Project Led to Warrantless Surveillance and Detention after 9/11

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.”

The Deep State and the Bias of Official History

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.