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Sat, Sep 10, 2011

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Top Secret America

Top Secret America

Presented by Harvard Book Store

A FRONTLINE Screening and Discussion of Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State with Dana Priest and Michael Kirk

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Harvard Book Store is very pleased to host a screening of the FRONTLINE special Top Secret America and a panel discussion with the producer, MICHAEL KIRK, as well as DANA PRIEST, one of the reporters and authors of the accompanying book, Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State.

The top-secret world that the government created in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks has become so enormous, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs or exactly how many agencies duplicate work being done elsewhere. The result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe may be putting us in greater danger. In Top Secret America, award-winning reporters Dana Priest and William Arkin uncover the enormous size, shape, mission, and consequences of this invisible universe of over 1,300 government facilities in every state in America; nearly 2,000 outside companies used as contractors; and more than 850,000 people granted “Top Secret” security clearance.


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