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In Deep by David Rohde

In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth about America's "Deep State"

David Rohde

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Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publication date: 15 May 2020
ISBN: 9781324003540

A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's investigation of the "deep state".

3 stars out of 5
Peter Spiegel
5 May 2020

"Its biggest contribution to the debate over abuse of government authority are a handful of thumbnail biographies"

It is, in the end, an unsatisfactory conclusion, one that nostalgically pines for some Ivy League knight to rescue a system now mired in dysfunction. At a time when Trump and his acolytes are at war with yet another group of government professionals — the federal health agencies — a deeply researched look at how the permanent bureaucracy operates in the age of an increasingly imperial presidency would be of great value. But this is not that book.