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by Rhodri Jones

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ISBN:
0233987525
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978-0233987521
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Rhodri Jones
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Andre Deutsch Ltd (August 16, 1991)
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152 pages
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1685 kb
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Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones is professor emeritus of American history, Edinburgh University. His previous books include The CIA and American Democracy, Peace Now! American Society and the Ending of the Vietnam War, and Cloak and Dollar: A History of American Secret Intelligence, all published by Yale University Press.

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When the US government contractor Edward Snowden disclosed the extent of the global eavesdropping operation .

When the US government contractor Edward Snowden disclosed the extent of the global eavesdropping operation being run by the National Security Agency, GCHQ and their partners in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, many people spoke, aghast, of the way in which the 21st century appeared to have ushered in a new age of surveillance. One of the key points made in Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones’s book is that surveillance in the UK and US is frequently a private enterprise rather than a state operation, and that in terms of the subsequent harm done to individuals, private surveillance routinely outperforms its public counterpart.

First we put our faith in them to help win wars, then we turned against the bloodshed and .

First we put our faith in them to help win wars, then we turned against the bloodshed and expense, and asked our spies instead to deliver peace and security. Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones shows that there are a number - the most promising of which, astonishingly, remain largely unknown to the Anglophone world.

A book remarkable for its clarity and lack of bias

A sophisticated study that should challenge us to take a more serious view about how our democracy formulates its foreign policy. -Leonard Bushkoff, Christian Science Monitor "Subtle and crisply written. A book remarkable for its clarity and lack of bias

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones (born 28 July 1942) is professor of American history emeritus and an honorary fellow in History at the University of Edinburgh (School of History, Classics and Archaeology), Scotland.

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones (born 28 July 1942) is professor of American history emeritus and an honorary fellow in History at the University of Edinburgh (School of History, Classics and Archaeology), Scotland. He is an authority on American intelligence history, having written two American intelligence history surveys and studies of the CIA and FBI. He has also written books on women and American foreign policy, America and the Vietnam War, and American labor history.