Book Review of Barton Gellman's Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State. In October 2004, a James Risen and Eric Lichtblau blockbuster story on the Bush administration's wholesale illegal wiretapping of Americans, known as STELLARWIND. The quashing of the piece later inspired Ed Snowden to break good. Had the NYT done its job, there might never have been the Snowden revelations, 9 years later. Irony.