Lapham’s Quaterly Vol.9 #1 – Spies
Text in Englisch
Lapham’s Quaterly’s Spies issue takes us into the history of espionage from the ancient world to the NSA, from informants to leaked information,from private detectives to mass surveillance, from disguise to tools.
Lapham’s Quarterly beliefs knowledge about the past is important for our understanding of the present. Each issue addresses a topic of current interest and concern – war, religion, money, medicine, nature, crime – and by looking at its history, at the creation of words, concepts and opinions we understand that what we often think of naturally given is actually socially created or what seems to be a new phenomenon roots back thousands of years.