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The open society paradox : why the 21st century calls for more openness-- not less

Author: Dennis Bailey
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2004.
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"How do we ensure security and, at the same time, safeguard civil liberties? The Open Society Paradox challenges the conventional wisdom of those on both sides of the debate - leaders who want unlimited authority and advocates who would sacrifice security for individual privacy protection. It offers a provocative alternative, suggesting that while the very openness of American society has left the United States  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Bailey
ISBN: 1574889168 9781574889161
OCLC Number: 55104916
Description: ix, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction--
the devil has a deal for you! --
Not in my backyard: the threat from terrorism --
Publius who? Anonymity in an open society --
Will the real John Doe please stand up? A warning about identity theft --
Your papers please: the case for a homeland ID --
Smile, you're on candid camera: the case for surveillance --
There's gold in them thar data: the case for information analysis --
Life, liberty and the pursuit of privacy --
Privacy lost --
Big brother is watching you --
Invasion of the data snatchers --
Information does not kill people; people kill people --
The open society of the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Dennis Bailey.
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