About the chilling effect of communication surveillance on free speech (a letter from the President of the USA)

A French version of this post has been featured in Slate, La Libre Belgique, and Yahoo News.

“I owe you a political letter. Yet the infidelities of the post office and the circumstances of the times are against my writing fully and freely, whilst my own dispositions are as much against mysteries, innuendoes and halfconfidences.

I know not which mortifies me most, that I should fear to write what I think, or my country bear such a state of things.”

[Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Taylor, November 26, 1798]

Just a memo…