Is Privacy Sacred?

Andrew Sullivan —  Aug 27 2012 @ 9:51am

Yes, according to Garret Keizer, but we don't treat it as such:

Any attempt to negotiate a respect for our privacy rights is like trying to negotiate better treatment from your heroin dealer. As long as he knows that you need the junk and are willing to make any sacrifice necessary to get the junk, he gets to dictate what the junk costs and the hoops you need to jump through to get it.