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Rall delves into Snowden's early life and work experience, his personality, and the larger issues of privacy, new surveillance technologies, and the recent history of government intrusion. Describes Snowden's political vision and hopes for the future.
Publisher: New York ; Oakland : Seven Stories Press, [2015]
Edition: A Seven Stories Press First Edition
ISBN: 9781609806354
Characteristics: 223 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 18 cm
Call Number: B SNOWDEN, E


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Sep 09, 2017

Succinct, fast-paced, balanced.

Apr 25, 2017

"History shows that, sooner rather than later, officials and institutions that know everything about their citizens use that knowledge to control them."
Political cartoonist and graphic novelist Ted Rall tells Snowden's story.

FW_librarian May 30, 2016

By using comic illustrations in graphic novel-format, editorial cartoonist and author Ted Rall effectively gives an overview of the background of whistleblower Edward Snowden and his reasoning for exposing the NSA's (National Security Agency) illegal role in communication surveillance of the general American public.

PimaLib_PamP Oct 07, 2015

This graphic novel gives a clear explanation of the Edward Snowden/NSA leak issue with the slant toward Snowden as a whistleblower and person of conscience. Reading this is a good way to begin examining the balance between national security and information privacy.

Aug 22, 2015

Citizen Four tells the story of Snowden's service to the American people in revealing what he saw and understood to be wrongdoing. This reader agrees with Star Gladiator, not with Publishers Weekly--a corporation that depends on not upsetting the status quo to continue selling its products, whatever the quality they claim to contain.

Aug 22, 2015

[Update: Oops! Turns out NSA lied once again, as did the Obama administration, regarding Mr. Snowden's first going through official channels:]
[Publishers Weekly falsely claims that: // Snowden then worked as an NSA security guard, quickly vaulting up the pay and responsibility scale (a potentially fascinating chain of events that Rall skips over). \\ Mr. Rall did not skip over it.]
OK, easily a 20-starred production! Mr. Rall, in a graphical and most pithy and lucid fashion, completely explains, most accurately and factually, what the entire NSA leaks and Edward James Snowden are about - - - nothing opinionated, simply the facts.
If there are still Americans unaware that the US government is able to turn on any cam with your laptop or PC, et cetera, and to view you, or if you have a smart TV, to activate the camera within and view you at home, or by using an external infinity transmitter can eavesdrop via either your landline [home telephone] or cell phone or smart phone, they you are truly a blithely existing ant!
Ted Rall explains it all, and nobody can claim not to understand Amerika after reading this - - only why Gen. Keith Alexander, Gen. James Clapper, and Gen. Hayden aren't behind bars! [During a really bad interview with Ted Rall {the interviewer, Paul Constant, did a really incompetent job of it, Rall's responses were fantastic}, Mr. Rall explains why he was fired by the LA Times - - the major shareholder in the company which owns the LA Times is the LAPD Pension Fund, i.e., the LAPD essentially owns the LA Times!]


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