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Peter Dale Scott is a Canadian-born poet, academic, and diplomat. His website is PeterDaleScott.net. This article is an excerpt from Chapter 11 of his book The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy.

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