If privacy has any physical locale in modern society, it is in the home, properly renowned as a haven in the heartless world. If privacy has any social focus, it is in the family, within a set of intimate relationships that can flourish only when sufficiently protected from public scrutiny. But privacy can metastasize into a Hobbesian arena 156where the strong prey on the weak, and the weak prey on those who are weaker still. Life’s greatest moments occur behind closed doors. So, too, do some of modern life’s most outrageous exploitations.