A Watchful State

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The September 11th attacks were carried out by men who had been living in the United States for years. At least some of the recent spate of anthrax mailings were sent from New Jersey. Perhaps the scariest aspect of terrorism is that it can be carried out by someone living in our midst. The fear of further attacks has led some to push for more surveillance of Americans. Even liberal-minded Alan Dershowitz is calling for national ID cards. What privacy rights might Americans need to give up in the name of security?


Jeffrey Rosen, lawyer and privacy expert;
Joseph Atick, CEO of Visionics

This program aired on October 19, 2001.


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