Douglas Valentine has once again added to the store of knowledge necessary
for American citizens to understand how the U.S. government actually works today,
in his most recent book entitled The
CIA As Organized Crime. (Valentine previously wrote The Phoenix
Program, which should be read with the current book.)
The US“deep state” – of which the CIA is an integral part – is an open secret
now and the Phoenix Program (assassinations, death squads, torture, mass detentions,
exploitation of information) has been its means of controlling populations.
Consequently, knowing the deep state’s methods is the only hope of building
a democratic opposition to the deep state and to restore as much as possible
the Constitutional system we had in previous centuries, as imperfect as it was.
Princeton University political theorist Sheldon Wolin described