The Limits of Privacy

Published by Basic Books, 1999

Privacy is one of our national obsessions. In this passionately argued and balanced investigation into the current privacy debate. Amitai Etzioni argues that our increasing concern with privacy - while in some cases merited - is causing Americans to make crucial missteps in the negotiation between Fourth Amendment rights and thorny issues such as Megan's Laws, mandatory HIV testing of infants, encryption and national ID cards. 

"Etzioni has crafted a compelling argument for compromise between the views of libertarians and government." 

- Library Journal