Which kind of makes the "debate" point moot - where is the debate happening? Which politicians talk about this? I must have missed it.
I agree, where is the debate in which we have a discussion about security without giving up all our rights to privacy for example? Surely we can have the best minds sit together and talk about these things without going on a diatribe about how the other side is either a clueless ideologue or is pure evil.
I haven't read the book yet, but it looks like Schneier is attempting to do so. Hopefully it lives upto its expectations.