In his book, The Watchers: The Rise of America’s Surveillance State, Shane Harris of National Journal draws on his deep reservoir of contacts with some of the most significant national security players to tell how the dream of protective government omniscience evolved from a fancy of right-wing technocrats to a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies. Join us for a discussion of the book by the author, with commentary from one of the surveillance state’s top observers and critics.
The Watchers: The Rise of America’s Surveillance State
Featuring the author, Shane Harris; with comments by Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute. Moderated by Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.