Notes from the Electronic Cottage 8/01/07

Producer/host: Jim Campbell

Should civil liberties – in cyberspace or anywhere else – diminish to provide increased security? What does the Constitution say, or is it mute on such a question, in a technologically dangerous world the founders could never have contemplated? Eminent jurist Richard A. Posner takes on those very questions in “Not a Suicide Pact: The Constitution in a Time of National Emergency.” Whether you agree with his conclusions or not, the questions he raises are ones we all need to answer for ourselves in the post 9-11 world we all live in now.