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The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State

Author Shane Harris peers into the tenuous state of our privacy.

Big Brother is watching us. That message undergirds The Watchers, journalist Shane Harris's investigation of our national security system and "the rise of America’s surveillance state." But is Big Brother a bumbling voyeur or a vigilant sentinel of our security? And has the U.S. government's surveillance strategy made it harder to catch terrorists yet easier to spy on citizens? Harris, a reporter for National Journal, offers an informed take on how a small, elite tribe has decided our national-security policy for the last four decades. … Back to Article

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