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NSA surveillance news and analysis from The Nation
September 22, 2017
In the Manning Affair, Harvard Once Again Demonstrates Its ‘Liberal’ Values
This year, the university dumps Manning and Michelle Jones. In the 1960s, it honored Vietnam War architect—and admitted war criminal—Robert McNamara.
August 24, 2017
Growing Up With Big Brother
A historian tracks half a century of evolving state surveillance.
August 18, 2017
A Mark Zuckerberg Presidency Isn’t Ridiculous—It’s Terrifying
The Facebook CEO destroyed privacy as we know it. Imagine what he’d do in the White House.
May 19, 2017
Joe Lieberman Is a Civil Libertarian’s Nightmare
The nation’s top law-enforcement officer shouldn’t have flagrant disregard for constitutional protections.
March 17, 2017
How To Fight for Your Rights and Privacy Online
Contact Congress, call the FCC, and stay engaged.
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March 9, 2017
Letters From the March 27, 2017, Issue
Belafonte right on time… Unnatural selection… What are we for?… The fire last time… Snow job…
February 14, 2017
Edward Jay Epstein’s Alternative Facts
A new book suggests Snowden may have been a spy, but what it reveals is its author’s own duplicity.
January 23, 2017
Delusions of the US Intelligence Apparatus
A document released every four years shows a startling disconnect between US intelligence and the rest of the world.
January 4, 2017
What Is the Fate of the First Amendment in the Digital Age?
Freedoms of speech and of the press are some of the first victims of today’s surveillance regime. They are also some of the best defenses against it.
December 15, 2016
What Happened to the Change We Once Believed In
After two terms, Obama leaves behind a legacy of promises kept—and broken.