Tug of War

Canada's History - - SUMMER READING GUIDE 2018 -

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

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