Nick Turse

The Complex

[audio:http://dissentradio.com/charles/awnickturse032808.mp3]

Nick Turse, author of The Complex: How the Military Invades Our Everyday Lives, discusses the Military Industrial Technological Entertainment Scientific Media Corporate Complex, the length to which the Pentagon uses its influence to influence American movies and television, the contracts given to donut shops, StarBucks, Oakley and other corporate welfare collectors, the impunity with which some members of the military spend tax dollars on personal items, the more than trillion dollars that are “missing” from the Pentagon’s budget and the rise of the “Homeland” security state.

MP3 here. (17:04)

Nick Turse, associate editor and research director at TomDispatch.com, has written for the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation and the Village Voice.

2 thoughts on “Nick Turse”

  1. the government is stealing our money and most of it is going into the pockets of the top guys and all this about defending the country from terrorists and islam etc. is just a cover. Plus they want to have power over us too

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