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Kathleen J. Frydl

"The NSA and the Philosophy of Retreat", written August 2013, recently updated.

My research specialty is modern U.S. politics. Throughout my career, I have examined the institutions, politics, and policies central to American Political Development (APD), especially the ways in which these broker and illustrate the practice of power.

My most recent scholarship addresses these interests through an examination of the federal government’s prosecution of the modern drug war.

In all my work, I draw attention to the ways in which immediate political choices shape the character and mission of the policies and institutions of American life.

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