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There is no Deep State

I’ll eventually get around to discussing the Trump administration. Because this issue is so emotionally charged, however, it might be helpful to start with a less controversial analogy. At the end of 2018, the Fed announced that it was likely to boost interest rates several times during 2019. In fact, they cut rates on three occasions. Were their intentions thwarted by a “deep state”? The answer is clearly no. Rather, the Fed is under enormous pressure to “follow the...

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Banning E-Cigarette Flavors

The state (the whole apparatus of sovereign government) does not reach decisions randomly at some sort of ritual coin-throwing ceremony. Given its claim as an ultimate monopoly of violence and its decision-making technology—in the cases of interest here: majoritarian democracy with its problems of collective action and voters’ rational ignorance—the state will be led, as by an invisible hand, to reach certain decisions and to avoid others. Resisting these built-in...

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The Internal War in the Deep State Claims Its High Profile Casualty: Jeffrey Epstein

I’ve been writing about the fracturing Deep State for the past five years: Is the Deep State Fracturing into Disunity? (March 14, 2014) Is the Deep State at War–With Itself? (December 14, 2016) Epstein and the Explosive Crisis of the Deep State (July 15, 2019) The conflict has now reached the hot-war stage where bodies are turning up, explained away by the usual laughable covers: “suicide,” “accident” and “heart attack.” That Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a secure cell is...

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The Internal War in the Deep State Claims Its High Profile Casualty: Jeffrey Epstein

I’ve been writing about the fracturing Deep State for the past five years: Is the Deep State Fracturing into Disunity? (March 14, 2014) Is the Deep State at War–With Itself? (December 14, 2016) Epstein and the Explosive Crisis of the Deep State (July 15, 2019) The conflict has now reached the hot-war stage where bodies are turning up, explained away by the usual laughable covers: “suicide,” “accident” and “heart attack.” That Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a secure cell is...

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Epstein and the Explosive Crisis of the Deep State

Speculations by outsiders must give Deep State insiders many opportunities to chuckle, “if only they knew.” We don’t know, of course, and public leaks are engineered to misdirect our attention from what’s actually going on or “frame” our understanding in a positive way. Decades later, history reveals a very ordinary mix of great successes and horrific failure in secret operations, caused by errors of judgment, faulty intelligence, poor planning and so on. In other words,...

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The Deep State’s Dominant Narratives and Authority Are Crumbling

As this chart from Google Trends illustrates, interest in the Deep State has increased dramatically in 2017. The term/topic has clearly moved from the specialist realm to the mainstream. I’ve been writing about the Deep State, and specifically, the fractures in the Deep State, for years. Amusingly, now that “Progressives” have prostituted themselves to the Security Agencies and...

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The Divided Deep State is a Symptom, Not the Disease

I’ve been writing about the divided Deep State for a number of years, most recently in The Conflict within the Deep State Just Broke into Open Warfare. The topic appears to be one of widespread interest, as this essay drew over 300,000 views. It’s impossible to understand the divided Deep State unless we situate it in the larger context of profound political disunity, a concept...

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The Conflict within the Deep State Just Broke into Open Warfare

When do the unlimited powers of the Intelligence/Security agencies threaten America’s domestic and global national interests? The CIA and its political enablers claim the agency’s essentially unlimited powers, partially revealed by Wikileak’s Vault 7, pose no threat to America’s interests, since they are intended to “defend” American interests. This is the rationale presented...

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Does a Rogue Deep State Have Trump’s Back?

Suddenly everybody is referring to the Deep State, typically without offering much of a definition. The general definition is the unelected government that continues making and implementing policy regardless of who is in elected office. I have been writing about this structure for 10 years and studying it from the outside for 40 years. Back in 2007, I called it the Elite...

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What Is The Deep State?

Submitted by Jesse via Jesse's Cafe Americain blog, "... there is another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose. My analysis of this phenomenon is not an exposé of a secret, conspiratorial cabal; the state within a state is...

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