Maybe it’s just the winter blahs.
Maybe it’s the approach of a milestone birthday.
Maybe it’s just a desire to be free from the knowledge of what lies ahead, both individually and for Western Civilization (such as it is at present).
Whatever it is, I find myself reduced to shaking my head over stories like this one, in which Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell says:
***… in order to accomplish his plan, the government must have the ability to read all the information crossing the Internet in the United States in order to protect it from abuse. Congressional aides tell The Journal that they, too, are also anticipating a fight over civil liberties that will rival the battles over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Thinking that this excerpt had to be a misquote, tonight I read the article about McConnell in the current New Yorker
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