Tug of War
Surveillance Capitalism, Military Contracting, and the Rise of the Security State
jocelyn wills Cloth, 536pp • $39.95
“surveillance. Advanced technologies. national security. Multinational capitalism.
Tug ofWar deftly probes and integrates these vexed themes. Through deep research, masterfully contextualized, wills tracks canada’s MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (now MDA), a global giant in satellite communications, to show how patriotism and technological enthusiasm gave way to financial ambitions, lured by markets for military and surveillance technologies. A powerful book.” Pamela walker laird, author of Advertising Progress: American Business and the Rise of Consumer Marketing