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Family of Secrets

The Bush Dynasty, the Pow­er­ful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influ­ence Means for Amer­i­ca

by Russ Bak­er
2008, Blooms­bury Press
ISBN-10: 1596915579
ISBN-13: 978–1596915572
592 pages.

“Shock­ing in its dis­clo­sures, ele­gant­ly craft­ed, and fault­less­ly mea­sured in its judg­ments, Fam­i­ly of Secrets is noth­ing less than a first his­toric por­trait in full of the Bush dynasty and the era it shaped. From rev­e­la­tion to rev­e­la­tion, insight to insight—from the Kennedy assas­si­na­tion to Water­gate to the oil and finan­cial intrigues that lie behind today’s headlines—this is a sweep­ing dra­ma of mon­ey and pow­er, unseen forces, and the emblem­at­ic tri­umph of a lin­eage that sowed nation­al tragedy. Russ Baker’s Fam­i­ly of Secrets is sure to take its place as one of the most star­tling and influ­en­tial works of Amer­i­can his­to­ry and jour­nal­ism.” — Roger Mor­ris, for­mer senior staff mem­ber, Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Coun­cil

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This book is IN PRINT, avail­able com­mer­cial­ly. Learn more about Russ Bak­er.


2 comments for “Family of Secrets”

  1. To Dave Emory:
    If you believe that Edward Snow­den and Julian Assange are just tools of the right wing, do you think that Daniel Ells­berg and Bradley Man­ning are also just tools of the right wing? This all seems dif­fi­cult to believe. Maybe if you put it on You Tube, with inter­views of a num­ber of peo­ple who can prove your case, maybe then it would all be slight­ly more believ­able. Please explain all the above in as much detail as pos­si­ble. Thanks in advance.

    Posted by Jay Lynn | June 28, 2013, 2:30 pm
  2. @Jay Lynn–

    The evi­dence that Assange and Snow­den’s actions are of a far-right vec­tor is over­whelm­ing.

    You don’t appear to have made the slight­est effort to exam­ine the infor­ma­tion I’ve put for­ward on both.

    NEITHER Snow­den nor Assange is a “tool of the right wing.”

    They are both extreme right wingers them­selves, act­ing in con­cert with their polit­i­cal fel­low trav­ellers. Assange man­i­fests a cru­el social-Dar­win­ism and keeps pro­fes­sion­al com­pa­ny with Holo­caust deniers. When his pro­fes­sion­al sit­u­a­tion began to unrav­el, he stat­ed that he was the vic­tim of an “Inter­na­tion­al Jew­ish Conspiracy”–involving the BBC and The Guardian.

    Snow­den is a backer of Ron Paul, who is a Nazi. Snow­den him­self is a cyn­i­cal, far right-wing short sell­er, who advo­cates a return to the gold stan­dard, the elim­i­na­tion of Social Secu­ri­ty, main­tain­ing high employ­ment as “nec­es­sary.” He loved John McCain.

    I’m sure as hell not going to pro­duce a video, when I’ve already assem­bled more than enough infor­ma­tion on both. I’m work­ing on anoth­er post about Snow­den.

    In the mean­time, lit­tle boy, when you are through watch­ing tele­vi­sion, be sure to do your home­work (fol­low­ing the links in all these posts):










    Posted by Dave Emory | June 28, 2013, 5:44 pm

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