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This book gives a clear account, with two examples (the Cuba and Israel lobbies) of how the national interest of all American individuals in a favorable, rather than a hostile opinion of America, is co-opted and subordinated to special interests in trade and military policy. To Americans of 2016, sickened by endless war against little people in Afghanistan, Iraq, and forceful meddling in Syria, Libya, Egypt, etc. the book, while true and documented, may be depressing, if not galling or infuriating. Will Americans ever become sufficiently motivated to stop our rulers from treating our military as if they had a divine right to use our military to slaughter people anywhere else in the world they are corrupted by special interests to choose?