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NSA Surveillance Makes for Strange Bedfellows

Patriot Act, 2004

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft (right) holds up a copy of a Justice Department Patriot Act report during a news briefing with Representative James Sensenbrenner in 2004.

Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The controversy over U.S. government surveillance has produced a king-size collection of strange bedfellows. Beneath the covers one finds both amusing ironies and sober insights into the nature of American governance and political psychology.

From Bloomberg Businessweek
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