Are You Angry about WikiLeaks? : CJR
December 5, 2010 § Leave a comment
Wikileaks is helping the US be a more open society. So was the late release by the Fede of the deep borrowings at subsidized interest rates by the banks. The mix of actually well done diplomacy and duplicity is instructive to the world – and us -that we are neither often perfect nor always terrible. But have lots of work to do to. The more interesting commentators have looked to the leaked documents for insights into the depth of the problems and the difficulties of responding. We are better off, I think, post leaks. Perhaps this will lead the whole world to demand more, and deliver more, openness, from more governments and financial institutions and scientists and raise te level of discourse.
WE owe a debt to wikileaks, and the fear around making public statements of support for Assange is going to look pretty feeble as historians find this document release the beginning of a new era of critical examination and more informed strategic thinking.