The Hidden History of Big Brother in America: How the Death of Privacy and the Rise of Surveillance Threaten Us and Our Democracy


Product Details

$17.00  $15.81
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publish Date
5.5 X 7.5 X 0.6 inches | 0.2 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Thom Hartmann is a four-time winner of the Project Censored Award, a New York Times bestselling author of thirty-three books, and America's #1 progressive talk radio show host. His show is syndicated on local for-profit and nonprofit stations and broadcasts nationwide and worldwide. It is also simulcast on television into nearly 60 million US and Canadian homes.


"I learned so much from The Hidden History of Big Brother in America about the machinations of Facebook, the impacts of renter surveillance, and the harsh realities of racist facial recognition and data collection by the police and ICE. I learned how surveillance mechanisms have shapeshifted over the centuries, becoming 'kinder and gentler' but also more insidious. (I also learned that hyenas vote by sneezing!) Through crystal-clear, relatable prose and engaging narratives, Hartmann expertly chronicles how Big Data coercively shapes our lives to profit off us, control us, and punish us--under the guise of helping us. Hartmann's urgent warning about the rise of the corporate-police state couldn't be timelier."
--Maya Schenwar, Editor-in-Chief, Truthout, author of Locked Down, Locked Out, and coauthor of Prison by Any Other Name

"Thom is a national treasure. Read him, embrace him, learn from him, and follow him as we all work for social change."
--Robert Greenwald, political activist and founder and President, Brave New Films

"From the Bush years to the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth."
--Bill McKibben, author of Falter