The Way Of The Knife

The Way Of The Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti seemed like a good start. Imagine the craziest international spy novel you’ve ever read – except, everything is real. The people, the places, the events. Everything.

In the midst of talking about what I think about food and music so often, it’s time I read a book (or at least talk about one I’ve read.)

The Way Of The Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazzetti seemed like a good start. Imagine the craziest international spy novel you’ve ever read – except, everything is real. The people, the places, the events. Everything.

This book does not answer all the questions but if you want a fundamental understand of how the CIA evolved from a risk-averse spy agency into America’s clandestine military apparatus, this account from Pulitzer winner Mark Mazzetti is a good place to start. I know most of you who read this blog know my politics, but I will do my best to spare you from them in this particular post – other than I advise everybody read this, and do so with an open mind.

I do not profess to be the greatest at reviewing books, so if you’re looking for more detail on why you should read this, here are reviews from NY Times, NPR, Goodreads, and the requisite Amazon page.