The War State

The Origins of the Cold War, the CIA, and Ike's MIC Speech: Interview with Scott Horton Show - Mike Swanson (10/23/2013)


I just did an interview with Scott Horton the host of The Scott Horton Show yesterday about my new book The War State: The Cold War Origins of the Military-Industrial Complex and Power Elite, 1945-1963.

My New Book The War State - Mike Swanson (09/08/2013)


I have a new book out titled The War State. It's about American foreign policy and the motivations of the elites who are really in charge. It's about the rise of the military-industrial complex and what one man called the power elite after World War II that President Eisenhower warned the country about in his farewell address.

David Petraeus In Political Comeback Sees More Defense Spending As Key To "An American future filled with promise" - Mike Swanson (04/09/2013)


They argue that the recovery won't come if the United States government cuts federal spending too much. They see opportunities for innovation in the internet, new energy, 3-d printing, and robots, but don't think any of them will happen without government spending to fuel them.

If You Are Against War, Support Gun Rights, Care About Abortion One Way Or the Other,Like the ACLU Or Ron Paul Than You Are Considered An Enemy of The State - Mike Swanson (04/04/2103)


"Think of the resources – billions of dollars and massive human effort – wasted on abridging the free speech rights of America’s political dissidents. This is what happens when the government is given the power and a blank check to perform seemingly legitimate functions like protecting us from terrorists."

The Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Have Become The Most Expensive in American History - Mike Swanson (03/31/2013)


Unless the budget deficit is closed a debt crisis will hit the country - and military spending will have to be cut to do this. If this doesn't happen the result will be a rise in interest rates and inflation that will lower the living standards of the average American. This is the cost of empire and the wars we have gotten to watch on television over the past ten years.