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Freedom’s Just Another Word For “Nothing Left to Share on Facebook Without Fear of Government Retribution” | PandoDaily

Freedom’s Just Another Word For “Nothing Left to Share on Facebook Without Fear of Government Retribution” | PandoDaily.

 

Book is better. The larger point: we use the Web, the Internet, and we use it, mostly, as if all our communications were narrowly cast, not broadcast into time and space. That in itself wouldn’t be bad–disorienting, vertiginous, perhaps–but what such casual broadcast does is make us vulnerable to our own words held against us at some unimagined time, in some unimagined place, by some unthought of people. It’s not a question of being paranoid or anxiogenic. It rather is a recognition that we have to be aware of the life history of our Web identity.

The Bush White House Was Deaf to 9/11 Warnings – NYTimes.com

The Bush White House Was Deaf to 9/11 Warnings – NYTimes.com.

 

Perhaps just me but I found this account extraordinary. It’s also the case that what counts as the history of the event is unfolding still–and will be for many years. It’s not even an onion; it’s rather that as more is revealed and publicized, more changes. Yes, we (the progressives) always knew that Iraq was always the target. But the extent to which that target’s life history was redacted to suit the narrative exigencies of public commissions is enormous.