Daily Archives: February 19, 2013

Saskia Sassen on Surveillance (HUM415/ HUM 425)

Here’s a short opinion piece by Saskia Sassen, a sociologist teaching at Columbia University and author of several books (The Global City, Globalization and Its Discontents, etc.) that raises the issue of the relationship between drone warfare, the decline of the “liberal state,” and state surveillance. HUM425 students might find it of interest for its claims about visuality and power, while HUM415 students might be intrigued by her assessment of the contemporary political scene.