How Important Is Strong Respect For Personal Privacy To A Healthy Democracy?
This Buli Salon was recorded on Sunday, May 11, 2008. With the vast, and increasing, abilities of modern technology to monitor almost every aspect of our personal lives by the state or commercial interests, are we at risk of losing our personal privacy? Have we entered the realm of “Big Brother” that George Orwell cautioned us about? Does a healthy democracy require a strong respect for personal privacy? Joining RICK VANDERSLICE in the Buli Cafe’s Library Nook to discuss these daunting questions are writer, blogger, and salon regular, RJ JACKSON. Also joining in are two first-timers to The Buli Salon. Artist and filmmaker AARON RATHBUN and social activist KATIE O’REAR. There might not be easy answers to these questions but the profound importance and consequences of these issues is certainly undeniable.
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Books & websites mentioned in this episode:
1984 by George Orwell
Sicko, film by Michael Moore