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Posted: 1/11/2006 2:04:25 PM EDT
I'm looking for more good books along the lines of Unintended Consequences and Enemies Foreign and Domestic.

I read both of those and enjoyed them.

What should I try next?
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:07:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 2:08:52 PM EDT by raven]
The author of Enemies Foreign and Domestic is writing another book, maybe he's done with it. It's about ethnic Mexicans and communists who subvert New Mexico through a Hugo Chavez like usurption, and the United States has become a pseudo police state. He has samples up on his website, forget the author's name though.

Matthew Bracken, here's the site

matthewbracken.web.aplus.net/bookde.htm
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:09:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 2:10:05 PM EDT by garandman]
Fiction only?

If yer looking for treason, just read the newspapers.

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:11:39 PM EDT
Try Wolf and Iron by Gorden R. Dickson.
It made my list of favorite books and I am very picky about what I read.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:27:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 2:29:47 PM EDT by nascar3n8fan]

Originally Posted By garandman:
Fiction only?

If yer looking for treason, just read the newspapers.




I know.

Unfortunately, truth is too often more horrible/stranger than fiction.


ETA thanks for the suggestions. If anybody can come up with any more, let me know.

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:31:24 PM EDT
The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power by Max Boot.

Great discussion of America's past nation building efforts, and a great job constrasting America's successful campaign against insurgents in the Philippines vs the more unsuccessful efforts in Vietnam. The book is basically a rejection of the Powell doctrine of everwhelming force.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:31:51 PM EDT
FDR's Folly by Jim Powell.

You will find out how we entered the shit hole we are in now and who the sociocommiedems behind it were.

FDR was a much bigger threat to America than Germany and Japan put together.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 2:50:56 PM EDT
How bout Catch-22??....It includes various plot lines about enemies foreign and domestic.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:13:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 3:14:31 PM EDT by stenmk1]
I know you didn't say sci fi, but the best book I read last year was "Old Man's War" by John Scalzi. Excellent read, I can't recommend it enough.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 3:15:09 PM EDT
Teeth of the Tiger. I just finished it. Coupla minor groaners but all in all a good read.
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