The American Deep State: Reviews

Publisher's Weeklay: "We are living under a government that in certain respects is increasingly lawless and out of control' Scott writes in his latest examination of the alleged underbelly of the U.S. Government. The milieu he shows is rife with shady business deals with the Mafia, as well as terrorists and the countries that harbor them, while encouraging war and eroding personal liberties, all with the stated goal of protecting the country. Scott argues for the existence of what are essentially two governments: the one we're familiar with and the 'deep state,' actually running things. In this telling, the latter has been in the works for some time, under the auspices of the need to keep the government running in the event of a major attack or national disaster. Skeptics will be quick to dismiss Scott as a tinfoil-hatted loon looking for conspiracies and collusion under every rock, but the volume of his cited sources begs to differ, suggesting that our current political climate truly is a toxic one in dire need of fixing. He offers a handful of suggestions for doing exactly this in the closing pages of this alarming and thought-provoking work."

Robin Ramsay, Lobster: "Scott makes some cautiously positive noises at the end of this terrific book about the possibilities of mass action to affect the changes."

Anonymous: "I have to say from the start that it's difficult to understate the importance and brilliance of The American Deep State.... Scott has again slightly modified his definition and understanding of what he means by the 'deep state' (now referring to the deep state in a more similar capacity as deep politics ... 'not a structure but a system, as real and as powerful as a weather system'), and introduces the long awaited international dimension, which he terms the 'supranational deep state'.... As always, the editing and writing quality are superb."

Walter Goobar: "Scott provides convincing evidence that the deep state is partially institutionalized in intelligence agencies such as the CIA and the NSA, which are not accountable, as well as in private companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton and SAIC." (Miradas al Sur, Buenos Aires))