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January 24, 2014

A debate about NSA is not enough

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The expansion of Washington’s national security state — let’s call it the NSS — to gargantuan proportions has historically met little opposition. In the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations, however, some resistance has arisen, especially when it comes to the “right” of one part of the NSS to turn the world into a listening post and gather, in particular, American communications of every sort.

The debate about this — invariably framed within the boundaries of whether we should have more security or more privacy and how exactly to balance the two — has been reasonably vigorous.

The problem is: It doesn’t begin to get at the real nature of the NSS or the problems it poses.”

D. Philip

Newburyport

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