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The Open Society Paradox: Why the Twenty-First Century Calls for More Openness--Not Less

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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 America ...more
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Published November 1st 2004 by Potomac Books
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T.E. George
Well written and documented though the author's premise depends on statement while decryinging

Well written and documented with a premise that falls short of convincing. The author's call for accepting intrusion into a private life he says does not exist left me more agitated than enlightened.
Michael Brady
Mar 29, 2012 rated it did not like it
From my review in Security Management magazine:

To some extent, everyone zealously guards his or her own privacy and fights to preserve it. But what are the chances we are fighting to secure the wrong thing? What if greater openness and transparency could protect our society better than fighting to preserve privacy at all costs? This is the thesis of The Open Society Paradox, in which author Dennis Bailey argues forcefully for a homeland identification card, openness in government and society, an
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