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July 6, 2013

The age of surveillance

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Linger long enough at the Ford Museum in Grand Rapids and a tape of an entirely different sort will cycle through, and if you listen carefully you will hear the president say: “There will be no illegal tappings, eavesdropping, buggings or break-ins by my administration.”

Who dared during his term in the 1970s to think that President Ford might someday be a figure of nostalgia, and wisdom?

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North Shore native and Pulitzer Prize winner David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Post-Gazette.

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