Upon entering the Amphitheater, a friendly usher approaches, prepared to scan gate passes and greeting passersby as they enter the gates. Everyone, from vice presidents to first-time visitors, hesitates for a moment. Guests may feel a sigh of relief as they enter the Institution’s entertainment hub.
On Monday in the Amphitheater, Jeffrey Rosen examined the right to privacy through a constitutional frame, exploring both historic and hypothetical cases in which privacy clashed with security or freedom of speech, or was conflated with property rights.
In Jules Feiffer’s 1977 comic strip collection, Hold Me!, a character called the Dancing Man says, “The one thing I should have been I’m not: Fred Astaire. But I don’t have the talent or discipline to be Fred Astaire. So I do the next best thing. I tap dance my way through life.”