Who Really Runs the World?

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Collins & Brown, 2005 - Conspiracies - 255 pages
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A fascinating account of who is really controlling the decisions at the heart of world politics Rife with conspiracy theories at every level of government and society Sixth title in an exciting new series of Conspiracy Books Author is a renowned conspiracy expert The world is a mess. It's constantly at war, things cost too much and the average person struggles to survive against powers it can barely see, let alone control. It appears so at odds with common sense, in fact, that it begs a fundamental question: Who runs the world? This book looks at the conspiracy in everyday life, both hidden and not-so-hidden. It examines actual people, businesses, social networks, corporate alliances and the dark forces of conspiracy and secret history that hold them together. The story it tells can be found in the daily papers: Enron drops from its top rank as an energy trading multinational and Halliburton, with its no-bid military contracts, emerges to feed on Middle Eastern oil. WorldCom, the second largest phone company in the US, robs its employees of pension, pay and benefits but moves on to build the cellular phone network of Iraq. throwing Martha Stewart in prison. This book looks at how all this can happen and explores key questions about who is running the world. Among the topics covered are the role the intelligence and police bureaucracies have played in the emergence of Al-Qaeda from a CIA-backed mujahadeen. It also explores why the massive outcry against the CIA and FBI failures leading up to the 9/11 attacks ended not in reform but in a bureaucratic re-shuffle. The conclusions reached within 'Who Really Runs the World?' may shock and scandalize some people - especially those who fervently believe in Democracy - but will fascinate everyone.

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