Interview with Dr. Rory Cormac on his new book, How to Stage a Coup

This week, The Footnote interviewed renowned author, professor, and Intelligence historian Rory Cormac about his newest book: How To Stage A Coup: And Ten Other Lessons from the World of Secret Statecraft. The book systematically exposes the gray zone in our post-truth era of implausible deniability and ambiguous warfare. Cormac flawlessly integrates discussions of recent events with historic case studies to provide thoughtful insights on … Continue reading Interview with Dr. Rory Cormac on his new book, How to Stage a Coup

Somebody’s Watching Me: Surveillance and Betrayal in Operation Gold

Sareena Dubey Rockwell’s song “Somebody’s Watching Me” has become somewhat of a Halloween classic. Its eerie sound in the key of C-sharp minor and catchy pop melody make it an enjoyably spooky listen. Rockwell’s lyrics conjure up a particularly suspenseful story rooted in the paranoia of being surveilled. “Somebody’s Watching Me” was released in 1984, a decade marked by espionage and surveillance related to the … Continue reading Somebody’s Watching Me: Surveillance and Betrayal in Operation Gold