Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State

by Dana Priest, William M Arkin

Abstract


Reviewed by Georgina Cole
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2011. 296pp.
ISBN: 9780316182218
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Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Diana Priest and military expert William M. Arkin
expose a thriving culture of government secrecy in Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State. Priest and Arkin, both Washington Post reporters, aim to reveal the inner workings of the U.S. terrorism-industrial complex and the clandestine world of post 9/11 counter-terrorism agencies. Blending into the local neighbourhoods of suburbia, counter-terrorism agencies have become an invisible and alternative
geography on the American landscape causing an ‘incremental assault on individual
privacy’

 


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