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Andrew J. Bacevich, professor in international relations at Boston University, retired colonel in the US Army, and author of The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism
Trevor Paglen gets into the black heart of Americas black sites. There is no better guide to this great American mystery. What goes on inside these bases will determine the future of warfareand who we arefor the rest of the century.
Robert Baer, former case officer at the CIA and author of See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIAs War on Terrorism
Blank Spots is an important, well-researched, and insightful expose that opens a window into the black world of secret operations. Paglens conclusion that our own history, in large part, has become a state secret is both a warning and a call to arms. It is time to heed the warning and take up arms.
John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman
A chillingly literal tour de force. Paglen doesnt so much fill in the blanks as trace their outlines and give their shifting shapes a density that says as much about the future of democracy as it does about the dismal confines of the black world.
Derek Gregory, Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia
Living among us is an entire shadow industry of secret careers, unmarked flights, and razor-wired compounds evoking stereotyped images of the Cold-War Soviet Union. In what is still the world's most open society, Paglen adroitly exposes this dark geography. His book is fascinating and necessary.
Laurence Smith, Professor of Geography, University of California Los Angeles
Some of the worst crimes in the American landscape are hiding in plain sight, and nobody has ever pursued them more thoroughly or explained them more chillingly and engagingly than Trevor Paglen. What he is doing is important, fascinating, and groundbreaking.
Rebecca Solnit, National Book Critics Circle Award Winner and author of Wanderlust --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.