How The Deep State Came To America: A History

Read this very interesting scholarly historical analysis which focuses upon the first use of the “deep state” concept as applied to Turkey. The author, Ryan Gingeras is an associate professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School and is an expert on Turkish, Balkan and Middle East history.

He is the author of four books, including Heroin, Organized Crime the Making of Modern Turkey. He has published on a wide variety of topics related to history and politics in such journals as Foreign Affairs, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Middle East Journal, Iranian Studies, Diplomatic History, Past & Present, and Journal of Contemporary European History.

Gingeras recognizes the pioneering work of professors Peter Dale Scott and Michael Glennon in researching this crucial area (and even links to an INFOWARS article of mine on the topic originally published at LRC).

GOVERNMENT OF THE SHADOWS: Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty is the book which contains the published conference papers which had a decisive influence upon Scott and other deep state scholars. Scott and Alfred W. McCoy were among the contributors to this exceptional volume which emerged from a three-day international conference held at the Law School at the University of Melbourne in August 2006.

“Government of the Shadows analyses the concept of clandestine government. It explores how covert political activity and transnational organised crime are linked — and how they ultimately work to the advantage of state and corporate power. The book shows that legitimate government is now routinely accompanied by extra-governmental covert operations.

“Using a variety of case studies, from the mafia in Italy to programs for food and reconstruction in Iraq, the contributors illustrate that para-political structures are not ‘deviant’, but central to the operation of global governments. The creation of this truly parallel world-economy, the source of huge political and economic potential, entices states to undertake new forms of regulation, either through their own intelligence agencies, or through the more shadowy world of criminal cartels.”


11:39 am on March 18, 2019