Publishing: Newsbook on Privacy

Some of today's best journalists do not appear in daily papers or on TV or in magazines. Major issues are often so complex that the only way to deal with them is in book form, and book publishers have been concentrating more and more on lengthy treatment of topical matters. Privacy and Freedom, a thoughtful assessment by Alan F. Westin of the growing threat to the traditional American right to be left alone, is a case in point.

Westin, a 37-year-old Columbia University lawyer and political scientist, is regarded by many as the...

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