The constant violations of civil liberties by the Bush-Cheney administration also promote the false impression that these violations are necessary in order to take every precaution against another terrorist attack. But the simple truth is that the vast majority of the violations have not benefited our security at all; on the contrary, they hurt our security. And they have taken us much further down the road toward an intrusive "Big Brother" -- style government -- toward the dangers prophesied by George Orwell in his book 1984 -- than anyone ever thought would be possible in the United States of America.
The Assault on Reason
2007, The Penguin Press, New York