Thursday, September 29, 2011

Real thrillers

Reading Top Secret America by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin
Little, Brown (2011)

This is an incredible true tale of intrigue. The explosive growth of the espionage and anti-terrorism industry after 9/11 is detailed in impressively mind numbing fashion. The numbers of new agencies and programs is emormous. Priest and Arkin pose the question - which of these programs are making us safer and have prevented terror attacks to date? Not the TSA, that's for sure. All of this stuff is top secret and even your congressman/woman doesn't know what's happening so no or little oversight. Is it out of control? This is more scary than any thriller or horror novel - since WE'RE paying for this stuff! When you're wanting a break from fiction, try this.

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