"Our journalism has never been more glorious."
-- Jill Abramson, NYT managing editor, January 7, 2009
Just as Abramson was crowing about her paper's continued success, Washington Post investigative reporter and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Dana Priest was hard at work on her next blockbuster. It's out today: "Top Secret America," an exhaustive investigation into an underground and seemingly unmanageable secret network of anti-terrorism efforts across the nation. With William M. Arkin, Priest presents an "alternative geography" of the United States that "has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work."
It's a must-read. Here it is.