A vehement but muddled jeremiad
This review of Surveillance Valley in Publisher's Weekly is quite good — excellent, in fact. Why?
Well, as far as I can recall Publishers Weekly is an industry publication that's usually dry and measured. But here the reviewer gets nasty and venomous. I take that as a sign Surveillance Valley's doing something right. Not my fault this (nameless) reviewer isn't ready for cultural deprogramming — at least not yet.
"vehement but muddled jeremiad"
"glib, omnidirectional paranoia"
"The tangible harms Levine identifies aren’t that convincing"
"he attacks the encrypted browser Tor ... as a sinister American infringement"
"Levine’s suspicion of both the state and capitalism tangles him in contradictions"
"tags even whistle-blower Edward Snowden as an unwitting tentacle of the surveillance octopus"
"The result reads as an incoherent, aimless indictment of every aspect of the internet."