Draft Chapter for Strategic Intelligence
37 The author spent a tour at the national level responsible for offensive counterintelligence against a denied area county, and was also responsible for global oversight of recruitment efforts against all representatives of the same government.
38 In general the reader is referred to the 678+ books reviewed by the author at Amazon over the past five years. Dr. Col Max Manwaring, USA (Ret) has edited Environmental Security and Global Stability: Problems and Responses (Lexington, 2002) and there is an entire literature on ecological economics as well as on the health of nations, relating disease, poverty, and the environment.
39 On this vital topic, see on the internal threat, two books: Kevin Philips, American Theocracy : The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury (Viking, 2006), and Michael Lerner, The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right (Harpers, 2006). On the external threat, while there are numerous books on radical Islam, the best overall discussion of ideology as a means of changing the pecking order among social groups, and grabbing real estate and resources, is offered by Howard Bloom, The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History (Atlantic Monthly, 1997). The book includes a prescient discussion of Sunni versus Shiite, as well as of religion as an ideology used to capture resources.
40 Among the most obvious and hard-hitting current references on immoral capitalism are Clyde Prestowitz, Rogue Nation: American Unilateralism and the Failure of Good Intentions (Basic, 2004), John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (Plume, 2005), William Greider, The Soul of Capitalism : Opening Paths to a Moral Economy Simon & Schuster, 2004), and, most recently, Jeffrey Sachs, The End of Poverty : Economic Possibilities for Our Time (Penguin, 2006). There is a separate literature on “virtual colonialism” and the inner anger that a U.S.
Version 2.4 dated 7 April 2006