Posted on September 17, 2019 at 4:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Edward Snowden’s memoir, Permanent Record, went on sale today.

Many Americans aren’t interested in hearing what the whistle-blowing former CIA and NSA employee has to say, let alone in reading a book in which he defends his decisions.

(Although enough people are interested to send the memoir to Amazon bestseller status.)

But for those more sympathetic to him — or those at least willing to listen — we have a roundup of coverage for you.

Most newsworthy is the fact that the Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Snowden, on the grounds that his memoir violates nondisclosure agreements he signed with the CIA and NSA.

In the week before his book released, Snowden granted an interview to NPR’s Scott Simon, who also rehashes the conversation in a separate segment with Mary Louise Kelly.

Just interested in the book itself? Read reviews from the Guardian, NPR, the New York Times, and the New Yorker (which also includes broader reflections on the evolution and definition of whistle-blowing).

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