Power Wars Blog by Charlie Savage

My New York Review of Books review/essay of Snowden book and film

The New York Review of Books asked me to review Edward Jay Epstein’s book about Edward Snowden, “How America Lost Its Secrets,” and the essay I wrote extended to the Oliver Stone biopic. Spoiler: I’m not a big fan of either. The essay is now available online.

Last year I also wrote a NYRB essay about Michael Hayden’s memoir “Playing to the Edge.” There is some thematic linkage between these two reviews.