Pay attention to the way Lester summarizes and spins the conversation. What have people been saying, and how will he re-direct thinking about the issue?
Write a 1-sentence summary of each of the sections of the essay (i.e., the sections with subtitles).
What key terms does Lester borrow from his sources? For example, what is a “privacy pragmatist”? List and define 2-4 others.
Which part of Lester’s report is new to you, in other words, what new idea has he given you to think about?
Lester concludes his article by outlining a series of questions that remain to be answered but whose answers will surely be a matter of contention. However, the “one irreducible truth” they reveal, he claims, is that “privacy is not so much a legal or technical concept as a social one” (39).
How does this conclusion compare to the claim he set out to develop?
Let’s assume that this conclusion is convincing. How has Lester built up to it, or led readers to it? Give specific examples of Lester’s strategies that incline you to agree with his assessment.