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‘The Report:’ Torture Meets Truth in Obama’s Washington

‘The Report:’ Torture Meets Truth in Obama’s Washington

For better and worse, “The Report” is a Washington movie, right down to its sanitized title. The credits hint it was originally called “The Torture Report.” A bureaucratic thriller starring Adam Driver as Dan Jones, an obsessed Senate investigator, the movie deploys the iconography of the capital—the looming Capitol dome, the expansive Mall, a cushy...

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Snowden’s Memoir Is Out; His Archive Is Out of Sight

Snowden’s Memoir Is Out; His Archive Is Out of Sight

Edward Snowden, by his own account, grew up as a “shape-shifter.” His father worked for the Coast Guard, his mother for the Maryland state courts. But his parents’ appearances in Snowden’s new memoir, Permanent Record, are fleeting and superficial. The more enduring influences on his life—his sociocultural parental units, as it were—were the civil service...

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