To give an account of my life while protecting the privacy of my loved ones and not exposing legitimate government secrets is no simple task, but it is my task. Between those responsibilities—that is where to find me.
—Edward Snowden, Permanent Record, (London: Macmillan, 2019), 8.
Barton Swaim, WSJ review: “After 9/11, to his great credit, Mr. Snowden joined the Army…”
Because the US planned to invade Saudi Arabia? I am reading this language in the context of a world where late-night television comedians are sourced for insightful political commentary. It occurred to me that this might be seen as a sort of millennial poetry.