Policing America's Empire: The United States, The Philippines and the Rise of Surveillance State



Author: Alfred W. McCoy 

Armed by it's first information revolution, Washington pacified the Philippines after 1898 with the pervasive policing. In the sixty years since its independence, the U.S. continued to use the country as a key laboratory for counterinsergency. But the techniques bred overseas could not be contained at this remote periphery of American power. From World War I to the War on Terror, new security methods have migrated homeward to honeycomb American society with spies and surveillance.

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