The debate over an ever-expanding surveillance state is still alive and well; but it is taking place out of the Trumpian limelight, buried by an avalanche of other authoritarian outrages. Where are we now? How did we get here? And most importantly, where do we go from here?
Another Fourth of July has come and gone, and with it another bombastic celebration of freedom. Freedom is one of our most celebrated ideals, and for good reason. These days, though, it seems actual freedom is in fairly short supply; and, depending on who you ask, it can mean different things. Nathan Locke explores how the trappings of freedom have obscured the essence of it in this reflection.