Driving Blind: Stalinists and Kafka
“The first thing you learn in life is you’re a fool. The last thing you learn in life is you’re the same fool.”
Rebecca Rosen explains why we should care about the government collecting and storing our personal information. She looks to Kafka instead of Orwell.
An anonymous but “respected” attorney gives his perspective on the legality of Edward Snowden’s actions. I don’t agree with the entire take, but it’s measured and hits all of the basic issues.
In other news, Tod Lindberg looks at Susan Rice and Samantha Powers and sees the administration going further down the liberal interventionist road.
Richard Dadd and Dan Fryer imagine a world without books.
Prior to E3 2013 kicking off today, both Sony and Microsoft held press conferences yesterday to showcase their new video game hardware. John Teti asks who Microsoft thought they were talking to, while Ryan Smith charts Sony’s daring.
Finally, reviews for the Man of Steel are starting to roll in. Stephanie Zacharek marvels at the movie’s hulking plot and vague ideals while Scott Foundas feels it reeks of overkill. Prediction: older viewers will generally dislike the movie for “changing” Superman, while younger ones celebrate it for doing just that.