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Author @ the Library: Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance
With Heidi Boghosian, the executive director of the National Lawyers Guild and Lewis Lapham, the editor of Lapham’s Quarterly and former editor of Harper’s Magazine.
There isn't a day that goes by without reports of spying abuses by the National Security Agency (NSA). Since June 2013, when Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor, leaked to the Guardian UK and the Washington Post, it has become clear that the U.S. government is conducting mass surveillance of its own people. While violating constitutional principles at home, the government is also monitoring phone calls, emails, and other communications of America’s allies and other innocent people abroad. How did we get to this truly Orwellian moment? What role do corporations play in making this eavesdropping and spying possible? What can we do to protect ourselves?
Please join us for a conversation with the author, Heidi Boghosian and Lewis Lapham, who authored the foreword to her book, Spying on Democracy.
This stimulating evening will include ample time for audience Q&A.
See other Mid-Manhattan programs here: January 2014 Program Calendar