Analysis of Big Brothers Eyes

Topics: Facial recognition system, Police, Dick Armey Pages: 2 (669 words) Published: February 13, 2011
Big brothers eyes - by William D. Eggers and Eve Tushnet
On 2 May 2002, The New York Post published an article about the use of surveillance cameras in public places written by William D. Eggers and Eve Tushnet of the Manhattan Institute, a high-profile right-wing think-tank. Entitled "Big Brother's Eyes" and printed on The Post's opinion page, William (Bill) Eggers was born in 1967 and is an American writer and government consultant. Eggers was born in New York City, grew up in the Chicago, Illinois area and attended the University of California-San Diego. Eve Tushnet was born in 1978 and grew up in Washington DC. She studied philosophy at Yale University, where she was received into the Catholic Church. She is a freelance writer in DC, and has been published in (among others) Commonweal, The National Catholic Register, National Review, and The Washington Blade. She earns her living by writing and speaking about gays and religion and heaven and sex. She is the celibate lesbian roman catholic. She is gay and advocates against same-sex marriages. The language in the text is very easily comprehended, its direct - as if it speaks directly to you. No retorical devices nor foreign words have been used in this article, and has been written in an "everyday-tone". It is a logical composition and supportative for my understanding of the text. All the information in the text is relevant and coherent and there are no repititions anywhere. This article does appeal to my sense of logic. Eggers and Tushnet's piece focuses exclusively on what they call "government cameras." Though "government cameras" should include surveillance cameras operated by federal law enforcement authorities, intelligence agencies and the U.S. military, Eggers and Tushnet are for some reason only interested in those operated by local police departments - Big brothers eyes. Eggers and Tushnet are familiar with some of the arguments against the use of video surveillance, and it shows in their...
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