Transparency. Investigative journalist Dana Priest and her Washington Post colleague William Arkin, have aggregated their long-held interests in and writing about the national security infrastructure in a finely written new book titled, Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State. Their fine reporting and exhaustive and careful analysis provide citizens with an alarming story about just how huge and costly the security infrastructure has become in response to 9/11. My first reaction was along the lines of “enough already!” A second reaction was sobering: the expectation that even more costs are being incurred that Priest and Arkin were unable to reveal because of the secrecy surrounding many activities conducted in our name. Every reader will come away from this book with new information and knowledge, and perhaps with an interest in reform.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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