Surveillance states will perpetuate terrorism, not eliminate it

If you don’t read Bruce Schneier’s thoughts on security, you’re doing yourself a huge disservice. There’s few people who so clearly understand that risk can never be fully eliminated and that there is always a tradeoff involved when you attempt to improve security. His latest article on policy in the wake of the Paris attacks is another good read, but this excerpt raises a very troubling possibility: …the officials of that security state have bet the farm on the preeminence of the terrorist ‘threat,’ which has, not so surprisingly, left…