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The Risks Of Security

Americans were deeply shaken after the events of Sept. 11, 2001. In spite of the country’s long tradition of civil liberties, the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center changed perceptions, and giving up free speech and the right to privacy was seen as a fair trade for the promise of security. What had been […]

Big Brother Revisited

Walking to the International Theatre, slightly ill, constantly coughing and clutching to my coat, I couldn’t remember the last time I felt decent. The past week has worn me out and nothing seemed to offer poise. It dawned on me that my emotional state would fit right into 1984, George Orwell’s dystopic vision of Oceania, […]

‘Pig Brother’ Is Watching You

‘Pig Brother’ Is Watching You

On a mild September evening, I make my way to the quaint International Theatre in Vienna’s 9th District, my first visit to an English-speaking theatre in this city, and I am looking forward to the experience. As we have a pre-performance drink in the theatre’s adjoining cafe, my companion and I discover a picture of […]

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