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Manufactured Crises

January 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I had been meaning to write something more about the way the administration is, even more brazenly than usual, attempting to get its way by manufacturing an intelligence “crisis”—but Slate‘s invaluable Dahlia Lithwick spares me the trouble. The old “ticking time bomb” hypothetical isn’t quite as effective when you’ve planted the bomb yourself.

Tags: Privacy and Surveillance



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  • 1 asg // Jan 30, 2008 at 10:22 am

    I think “invaluable” is a bit of a stretch there.