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Philosophy Talk surveys the New Surveillance Society
Recent revelations confirm what many already suspected: not only is Big Brother watching you, he is also potentially reading your emails, listening to your phone calls, mapping your personal networks, and tracking your every move. While many see whistleblowers as heroes, others see them as criminals who ought to be severely punished. So, how should we treat whistleblowers who break the law for moral or political ends? How do we adjudicate between national or corporate security and individual rights? And what kind of rights and responsibilities does a proactive citizenry have when confronted with injustices committed by the state? John and Ken blow the whistle with Christopher McKnight Nichols from Oregon State University, author of Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age. Philosophy Talk with John Perry and Ken Taylor ~ Sunday, 7/27 at 10 am and Tuesday, 7/29 at 12 noon.