Dec 22nd, 2010
Writing in The Atlantic, Wendy Kaminer points out the plain truth about The American Experiment post 9/11. Of course, she is repeating herself. Some things bear repeating.
"We're creating precisely the society we're supposed to oppose, surrendering not just privacy and freedom but individual agency and the potential for political action. How could we take action against a vast, virtually omniscient bureaucracy shrouded behind its "state secrets" and an invisible surveillance apparatus? As I've said before (and will probably have occasion to say again) the private lives of individual citizens are almost entirely transparent, while the security state is almost entirely opaque. Has warfare between Americans and their government ever been so asymmetrical?"