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  • How America Lost Its Secrets

  • Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft
  • By: Edward Jay Epstein
  • Narrated by: Michael Bybee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 93

After details of American government surveillance were published in 2013, Edward Snowden, formerly a subcontracted IT analyst for the NSA, became the center of an international controversy: Was he a hero, traitor, whistle-blower, spy? Was his theft legitimized by the nature of the information he exposed? When is it necessary for governmental transparency to give way to subterfuge? Edward Jay Epstein brings a lifetime of journalistic and investigative acumen to bear on these and other questions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different way of looking at things

  • By Stephanie M. McKay on 05-12-17

Well Done

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Reviewed: 01-01-18

A balanced analysis on the IC (past and present), the Contractor Industries that support the IC, those who've betrayed the IC (Ames, Hansen) their Russian "handlers" and the serial malingerer, covert narcissist that is Ed Snowden.