Deep State Radio


Why is Big Brother Smiling?

At the end of the Cold War, the West triumphantly crowed that it was our open societies and the information revolution that ultimately defeated the USSR. They lost because people deprived of information simply couldn't compete. Now however, as we enter another stage of the information revolution, it may be that we celebrated yet another premature "mission accomplished" moment. It is now possible that in the information-addicted world of today in which everyone is tethered to the Internet, the big winner may be Big Brother. State dominated information systems may be entering their prime and freedom and privacy may be the victims. David Sanger, author of the new book "The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age", Rosa Brooks of Georgetown University, Kori Schake of IISS and host, David Rothkopf join the discussion...which also explore recent spasms of ugly authoritarianism in the U.S. Tune in.

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