The Nation: On Candid Camera

Watergate has added a distinctly Orwellian tinge to the national atmosphere. With Big Brother not only watching but bugging and burglarizing, it is not hard to imagine a trend toward counterespionage of paranoid proportions. Future offices of public officials will no doubt be lined with lead to foil electronic snoopers; windows, even those high up, will be etched with sensor tape, attuned both to touch and long-range bugging beams; closed-circuit television sets will monitor every door and elevator, and squads of men in gumshoes will patrol rooftops.

Ridiculous? Never happen here?

Well, those...

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