Privacy, the NSA, and Impunity

On this Fourth of July, I sat under a beautiful blue sky looking at the mountains, watching fireworks, listening to American patriotic music (the finale of which was Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture). Privacy, the NSA, and Impunity The battle over NSA surveillance probably has less to do with actual invasions of privacy than with the sense that government has decided that it can do whatever it wants to do with total impunity.