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Would you consider the audio edition of The War State to be better than the print version?
I only heard the audio version and had not read the print so I don't have an opinion.
Who was your favorite character and why?
There are no characters in this book. This book is more of an historical narrative and expose so no characters.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
The performance was okay, not great.
Any additional comments?
An old mentor once told me that 'to the naive, things appear to be simple; and to the fool so complex'. The author poses a hypothesis that the federal defense budget is supported by the military-industrial complex. He supports his hypothesis with strong historical facts, written and recorded history and through a complex history of the cold war. His subject is highly complex but he weaves his story very well and with compelling force.
I for one can't wait for his next book.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
If you're like me, you have a vague sense of how the Military Industrial Complex came into being and how it continues to grow. After reading this book however, things will no longer be vague.
The author lays it all out in a step by step fashion, and it seems to be fact, after fact, after well documented and researched fact. That being said, the whole thing reads like a Clancy novel, complete with heroes and villains and an alarming plot line.
I wish I could say the book had a happy and optimistic ending, but the ending will be left to ourselves an our posterity to be written. I really hope more people will read this.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful