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An Interview with Judge Michael Mukasey

The struggle for an open society to remain open as it fights traditional and asymmetric wars against its opponents is a difficult one. Judge Michael Mukasey, who served as the U.S. Attorney General from 2007 to 2009, was present for some of the country’s toughest decisions and biggest internal struggles over the questions of privacy and security. Here, he explains why the tension between those poles is more a percieved than a real tension — and the risks our move away from human intelligence poses.

Octavian Report: What is your take on the tension between national security and privacy rights?

Michael Mukasey: I see that as a perceived tension rather than as a real one.

OR: Why as only a perceived tension? And are …

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