Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America
Buzzflash is a left gatekeeper website that hasn't touched 9/11 with a 10-foot pole. So when they favorably review a book touching on 9/11, that's news.
This is a brilliant book, impeccably documented, that sees the executive branch of the American goverment through a prism of skepticism and alarm, bolstered by heavily footnoted sources.
Dale raises vital unanswered questions about the emergence of the secret state within a state in the United States, while avoiding the pitfall of descending into adamant conspiracy theories.
Yet, Dale gets to the heart of the underlying conspiracy at the heart of what is basically the Cheney Administration, a parallel secret government run by those who believe that they must make decisions on behalf of the rabble of democracy, because democracy cannot be trusted and is too cumbersome.
The challenge with many conspiracy theories is that they try to answer all the questions with "confirmed facts," when in fact that is a impossible task because the nature of a secret shadow government is to hide the facts. We can speculate about what we don't know, but we are left, for the most part, only seeing the shadow in Plato's cave.