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Government surveillance news and analysis from The Nation
October 20, 2014
Are We in a Golden Age of Spying? A Q&A With Laura Poitras
The filmmaker behind the new
talks about Snowden, the NSA and her dangerous pen.
May 7, 2014
‘Nation’ Exclusive: Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras Take on America’s Runaway Surveillance State
“The first principle of any American intelligence official is not an oath to secrecy but a duty to the public, a commitment to speak truth to power.”
December 3, 2013
Could Google and the NSA Make Whistleblowers Disappear?
There will be no need to kill a future Edward Snowden. He will already be dead.
Peter Van Buren
September 4, 2013
Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning, the New Dissidents?
The United States is no Soviet Union—and yet it has set up machinery that satisfies certain tendencies that are in the genetic code of totalitarianism.
July 16, 2013
The making of the US surveillance state, 1898–2020.
Alfred W. McCoy
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June 17, 2013
It’s Time for a 21st Century Debate on Privacy and Surveillance
Public knowledge and legal opinion have yet to catch up to the massive state spying enabled by new technologies.
David K. Shipler