I was going to write a piece on this NYT story (“Privacy May Be a Victim in Cyberdefense Plan“), but Arthur Silber beat me to it — and that’s your good fortune, because his piece is far better than I could have done: “You’re on the Battlefield Right Now.”

Silber is on an Olympian roll these days, producing essay after essay of powerful insight and wicked wit, working at a level we haven’t seen since Gore Vidal in his heyday. So do yourself a favor: head on over to his site, and dive in to his latest offerings. I would especially recommend this piece — on the deep politics of race, sexuality and gender that permeate public discourse and policy, and bedevil much private emotion and action as well — but you should check out all the recent work over there as well.

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