The Madeleine Brand Show for November 1, 2011

New book charts rise of secret security post-9/11

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File photo of CCTV cameras. The security that arose in the United States after 9/11 is mainly invisible, creating buildings that don't officially exist.

Washington Post reporter Dana Priest joins Madeleine to talk about her new book "Top Secret America." The rise of the government bureaucracies after 9/11 continues to grow even as the threat from terrorists has diminished. Priest claims the government intercepts so much data – email, phone calls, text messages – that no one can possibly analyze every piece.

Guest:

Dana Priest, reporter for the Washington Post and author of the book, "Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State"

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