Published in 1979 and perhaps Karp’s finest book, The Politics of War is questionably the finest book on American history ever written. Karp examined both the nuance and complexity of war and from that analysis has written a book both rich in detail and overarching breath.
Karp would sit in his tiny apartment in Brooklyn reviewing mounds of data and distill its essence into riveting prose with hundreds of takeaways. Karp delved so deeply into the moorings of war and its players & then probed the politics of war to such a depth and clarity as to make all subsequent wars obligate predictions and the ensuing garrison state we now suffer from yet cheer onward. Yes!
Karp examines the perverse psychology of war and why Americans continue their self-destruction and foreigners as well. All American wars have been offensive and never defensive & Karp explains both the economics of war and how the media is the bedmate of government in promoting war, all wars. For example our involvement in WW2 was conjured to appear defensive but was the opposite (Stinnett - Day of Deceit + others). 9/11 itself was engineered to create and perpetuate a phony war into infinity and will backfire into our own funeral. The genocidal wars against native Americans was a land grab but sold as defense. Karp explains how Americans are sold every war and remain clueless as to its original intent. This book stands alongside that of Smedley Butler in the examination of the dark side of war. Much of what I have written in this paragraph Karp did not know but fully understood.
Many have figured out that the USA is collapsing before their very eyes yet know not why. Read this magnificent book because it reveals the dark architecture of our demise ― the Apocalypse of what is to be. The Politics of War leaves a breadcrumb trail of where we have been and to where we are headed ― both the past and the future will jell into focus and you will be both enlightened and frightened of what is to be.
All you scholars out there in ‘booklandia’ deserve a rare treat of elegant writing married to Karp’s visionary analysis. This book will sear itself so deeply onto your brain as to never be forgotten.
PS. Vote to make this book available to e-readers in order to broadcast its message to all the world.
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Franklin Square Press,U.S. (1 January 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1879957558
- ISBN-13: 978-1879957558
- Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 2.3 x 20.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 717 g
- Customer Reviews: 19 customer ratings