With the term “deep state” getting a lot of mileage these days with respect to the take-down of Trump’s original National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, it seems like a good time to draw your attention to the origins of the term. Mike Lofgren, a former congressional staffer and defense analyst, wrote a book with that title a few years back. Below is a link to a 26 minute interview that Bill Moyers conducted with him.
A synopsis of the interview:
Mike Lofgren, a congressional staff member for 28 years, joins Bill Moyers to talk about what he calls Washington’s “Deep State,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to protect and serve powerful vested interests. “It is how we had deregulation, financialization of the economy, the Wall Street bust, the erosion or our civil liberties and perpetual war,” Lofgren tells Moyers.
For those who’d rather read Lofgrens’ essay explaining the concept, go here: