eHandout 2 - On Privacy Rights

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e Handout No. 2 Dr. David E. McClean On Privacy Rights What follows is a review of the book The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America , by Jeffrey Rosen ( Random House, 2000). The reviewer is Vince Juliano. --------- Suppose the items in the following paragraph are all true. I stole a gun from a neighbor. I led a demonstration in favor of Mao Tse-tung. I was dismissed from a public library because of taking part in a fight. If that were all that you knew about me, you might conclude that a dangerous character like me did not belong out on the street. Let us put into the context of my life all of the items in the second paragraph. At age five, I slipped a playmate's toy pistol into my pocket and took it home with me. When my mother saw me with someone else's property, she gave me a lecture that has stayed with me to this day. She sent me back to the neighbor's house to return the loot and to apologize. The "fight" at the library took place when I was twelve or thirteen. A friend and I took a break from our homework. The break deteriorated into good-natured rough-housing. An alert librarian "dismissed" us from the building before we could get into real trouble. I was an adult when I did the Mao thing. My ninth grade students thought that China and the Cultural
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