' Trading Liberty For Illusions, By Wendy Kaminer

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When it comes down to security, who can the people trust? Surveillance cameras are a popular type of security that can be effective, however, it can also be ineffective. In her article, “Trading Liberty for Illusions”, published in Free Inquiry, Spring, 2002, Wendy Kaminer, a lawyer, argues that Americans are extremely frightened from the government, which makes it impossible for the them to question the false security that is being traded with their freedom. On the other hand, an article called, “If Looks Could Kill”, published in The Economist magazine in September 2010, The Economist author claims that surveillance systems are being enhanced, however, will not be perfected. These articles can be compared in terms of credibility, but these two authors can also be differed in terms of the tone used and whether or not surveillance cameras are improving.
First of all, without credibility, how will people trust the information that is
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The articles’ tones are distinctive. Kaminer’s tone was aggressive, sarcastic, and it included a great deal of emotional words. Kaminer asserts that the people are terrified to go against the government and demand genuine security (Kaminer, pg.399, 2002). This expresses how Kaminer felt, which was anger because of the fact that people are trading in their freedom for security that does not even provide good service, it just provides this fake feeling of sanctuary. In contrast, The Economist’s tone was neutral and balanced towards security. The Economist affirms that surveillance cameras are being updated by numerous people, which are working hard in attempt to perfect the system (The Economist, pg.400-02, 2010). This displays that the author is partially showing a neutral tone by not going against the system and not even in pursuit to perfect the system. To conclude, both authors convey a unique tone which makes their articles

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