Monday, May 19, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
“The ability to eavesdrop on people’s communications vests immense power in those who do it. And unless such power is held in check by rigorous oversight and accountability, it is almost certain to be abused. Expecting the US government to operate a massive surveillance machine in complete secrecy without falling prey to its temptations runs counter to every historical example and all available evidence about human nature.”
Excerpt From: Greenwald, Glenn. “No Place to Hide.”
Friday, May 2, 2014
Sometimes the most important thing about words is what they enable us to leave unsaid.
- from Going Nucular: language, politics and culture in confrontational times, by Geoff Nunberg.