Compliments Shall Pass

by Henry Farrell on October 30, 2013

I don’t usually link to the bits and pieces of media that I do – it’s for a different audience than the CT audience. But I’ll be doing the “Warren Olney show”: tomorrow, and it promises to be … lively – the other guests are Stewart Baker, Josef Joffe and Joseph Wippl (a former CIA security professor, who I don’t know). Wish me luck.



Zamfir 10.31.13 at 6:29 am

Good luck


ZM 10.31.13 at 7:34 am

“I wish you way more than luck”


Salem 10.31.13 at 11:22 am

I don’t know the other two well, but Baker is horrific. Best of luck.


otto 10.31.13 at 12:41 pm

If there’s a link to an audio file afterwards …


novakant 10.31.13 at 1:42 pm

Be sure to kick Josef Joffe’s big fat warmongering @ss.


Peter Hovde 10.31.13 at 4:18 pm

Yeah, given Baker’s in the mix, you should take some charm to ward off the evil eye.


Embaressed German 10.31.13 at 5:53 pm

Joffe is ghastly. Please show no mercy.


Ronan(rf) 10.31.13 at 9:21 pm

I must say I didnt find Joffe’s argument, that we’re all spying on our wifes and friends anyway so whats the problem, all that convincing


Henry 11.01.13 at 11:43 pm

I thought it was a peculiar enough choice of a metaphor. As I noted, if you find out that your spouse has been sending private detectives to follow you, you are not (unless you are a highly unusual person indeed) think that this is a trusting relationship. I don’t think it led at all in the direction that Joffe wanted it to lead.


roy belmont 11.02.13 at 1:10 am

“Can’t have your privacy violated if you don’t know it’s being violated.”
Rohypnol comes to mind.
And the total elision of unconscious “knowing”. People knowing things they don’t know they know. As if you can’t know something you don’t know you know.
Of course you can.
And the further away you go from a rational work life, a life of the mind, the more prevalent and important that unconscious knowing is.
Most people live there, I think.
The creepy prospect of things like “Celebrity Bog Videos” etc. Where the subject exists in a blanketing cloud of CCTV footage already, so what difference does it make who’s watching?
Brave Henry, bookended by Sauronic Ministers of Information.

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