Someday in the distant future, I hope you’ll read this letter and smile indulgently at my worst fears.
Posts Tagged: national security state
The threat of "lone-wolf" terrorist attacks is greatly overblown. More worrying is what the security state "shepherds" are doing in the name of preventing them.
Americans are trading away their privacy, civil liberties, and billions of tax dollars for an intelligence complex that never seems to know what's going on in the world.
Mass incarceration and militarized police forces are two of the most potent tools in a panoply of repressive instruments of power used by Israel and the U.S.
No one knows what a major state would be like if it radically cut back its intelligence services--but based on the recent American record, it’s hard to imagine we could be anything but better off.