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National ID Cards
Last Aired: 12/22/2003

Recent terror alerts and security scares have been accompanied by calls for a comprehensive national identity database. Certain Arab-Americans are already being called upon to register with the government. By utilizing innovative technologies, proponents argue that standardized I.D. cards will increase security without posing a threat to privacy rights. But, civil libertarians deride national identification
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Margot's Farewell
Thanks to all our listeners and guests who, over nine years, helped us begin a national conversation on the powers and limits of government, the relevance of our constitution, and the meaning of democracy. Thanks to Annenberg and NPR and, on a personal note, I also owe a debt to the two people who taught me political theory many years ago: Jack Schaar and Sheldon Wolin. –Margot Adler
 
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