Matthew Potolsky’s brilliantly woven The National Security Sublime: On the Aesthetics of Government Secrecy offers a powerful and engaging discussion of national security and government secrecy. His findings concerning the influence artists have on citizens’ perception of national security is a major contribution to the field. It highlights Americans false sense of awareness regarding government secrecy, that in itself enables government secrecy. Potolsky has made a massive contribution to the study of government secrecy that is sure to spark future research concerning the intersection of national security and aesthetics.
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Higdon, Nolan. 2021. "Matthew Potolsky’s The National Security Sublime: On the Aesthetics of Government Secrecy." Secrecy and Society 2(2). https://doi.org/10.31979/2377-6188.2021.020211 https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/secrecyandsociety/vol2/iss2/11