“Our Republic, If We Can Keep It”

11 Nov
 Spying on Democracy by Heidi Boghosian

Spying on Democracy by Heidi Boghosian

Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistanceby Heidi Boghosian, Lewis Lapham (Foreword)(City Lights Open Media) Michael German, Senior Policy Counsel, ACLU and former FBI agent observes this book “… is the answer to the question, ‘if you’re not doing anything wrong, why should you care if someone’s watching you?’ It’s chock full of stories about how innocent people’s lives were turned upside-down by public and private sector surveillance programs. But more importantly, it shows how this unrestrained spying is inevitably used to suppress the most essential tools of democracy: the press, political activists, civil rights advocates and conscientious insiders who blow the whistle on corporate malfeasance and government abuse.”

Read excerpts here

Currently reading A Permanent Member of the Family by Russell Banks(Harper Collins)

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