Should governments around the world be allowed to monitor financial transactions to identify terrorists? If the press learns secrets about these anti-terrorist surveillance programs, should they publish them?

Posted by David Ignatius on June 27, 2006 10:00 PM


Bill Emmott is the former editor of The Economist magazine, a leading international current affairs publication from England. He is now an independent writer, speaker, and consultant on international affairs.

Bravo to the New York Times!

England -- If, during my time as Editor of The Economist, we had got the story of America's secret monitoring of financial transactions I would certainly have published it. And I would have condemned wholeheartedly any denunciations by the White...

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Jun 28, 2006 at 8:00 AM
Michael Young is the Opinion Editor and a columnist for Lebanon’s The Daily Star newspaper. He is also a contributing editor and contributor at Reason magazine, where he writes bi-weely articles.

I'm No Terrorist

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Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff is a Senior Director at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a transatlantic public policy and grant-making foundation. He overseas the fund's policy programs. He was previously the Washington bureau chief of the German newsweekly, Die Zeit.

My Data Are Mine

Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff Germany | 3 COMMENTS

Pursue Criminals, Not the NYT

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