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Prepare to get paranoid: a directory of ways Americans can be and are spied upon. Even allowing for the threat of terrorism, it's a whomp upside the head to have it laid out like this. Story after story of innocents and dissenters being surveilled and accused. Is this what democracy looks like?
Everyone's a suspect, and we've seen what the government has considered worth watching, labor unions, and radical thinkers. Luckily, Heidi Boghosian didn't leave me with my hands thrown up, but with a sense that there are solutions to the spy state. We just need to be brave enough to make them happen.
Narrator Fred Sanders brings the gravitas this book needs.
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Perhaps this topic needs to be a bit one-sided to get the desired effect, but I thought it a bit unbalanced in its viewpoints. As a small example, it criticizes collaboration between the FBI and NY businesses in preparing for public Occupy demonstrations. I don't think this is objectionable considering the impact the demonstrations might have, at least at the physical location where the demonstrations would be occurring. The book portrays this as insidious. Perhaps there was something nefarious there, but it doesn't mean there absolutely was.