The Deep State

The Deep State

by Rita Santos


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Greenhaven Publishing's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research. Enhancing critical-thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534503205
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2018
Series: At Issue Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 608,769
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 The Historical Context for the Term "Deep State" Is Necessary to Understand It John Light 11

2 The Military Industrial Complex Has Become the American Deep State Shane Ralston 17

3 The Deep State Is Not a Conspiracy, but It Does Exist Thomas L. Knapp 21

4 Separating Fact from Fiction in Deep State Conspiracy Theories Charles P. Blair Rebecca L. Earnhardt 24

5 Is the Military Industrial Complex a Threat or Our Last Line of Defense? James George Jatras 33

6 The Deep State Conspiracy Theories Surrounding President Kennedy's Death Andrew Kreig 38

7 Whistleblowers and Leakers Are a Necessary Power Check for Elected Officials Kathryn Flynn 46

8 Political Leakers Are Punished More Severely Than Government Criminals Tom Engelhardt 58

9 Whistleblowers and Leakers Are Necessary to Keep the Government Transparent Vanessa Baird 67

10 The Success of Social Movements Proves the Deep State Does Not Exist Anthony DiMaggio 77

11 The Bureaucrats That Some Call "the Deep State" Are Essential to Democracy David Spence 85

12 Referring to Civil Servants as "the Deep State" Fosters Distrust Charles S. Clark 88

13 Conspiracy Theories Have a Negative Effect on Our Political System Joseph E. Uscinski 99

Organizations to Contact 116

Bibliography 121

Index 124

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