Dangerous words

Reading Margaret Attwood’s marvellous Hag-seed – her re-imagining of The Tempest – and came across this thought (as Mr Duke goes through a scanner):

It’s the words that should concern you, he thinks at them. That’s the real danger. Words don’t show up on scanners.

Which is why, of course, the CIA and everyone is so desperate to listen in.

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Dangerous words

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