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military historian Edward Luttwak in 'Coup d'Etat: A Practical Handbook'

The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States of America
by David Degraw
AmpedStatus, 2010, p38
economic elite
American capitalism
ruling elite
New World Order
A coup consists of the infiltration of a small, but critical, segment of the state apparatus, which is then used to displace the government from its control of the remainder, thus, armed force (either military or paramilitary) is not a defining feature of a coup d'etat.