Suddenly, the paranoids don't seem so paranoid anymore
Have you noticed? We've become a people that no longer respects, or apparently desires, privacy. Our own or anybody else's.
That's a remarkable thing, when you stop to think about it. We Americans, historically, have fiercely guarded our personal privacy. It's one of our defining characteristics. Others, who live in societies where personal privacy isn't so easily taken for granted, have looked on with a mixture of admiration and bemusement. "Mind your own business" is a singularly American expression.
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