Have you either spent time daydreaming about Judy Garland’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz? Did you wonder where they are now, who owns them, and how you might one day get to see them up close and in person? No, me either. And yet No Place Like Home does an excellent job of convincing it’s listeners that they’re the most coveted and admired artifact on earth.
Like the Epstein death, we’re left wondering whether or not Maxwell’s end was of his own doing. Was this the cowardly escape of a conman that simply couldn’t stick their punishment? Or the sinister execution of someone who knew too much? Of course, the other commonality is the high-profile escapee; the purring, cat-like figure of Ghislaine Maxwell.
Whatever feelings we may have about penetrating and ubiquitous tech surveillance, here we are forced to acknowledge the value it can yield, and to ask ourselves hard questions about whether spying can be validated by cases like Theo’s.