Friday, December 03, 2010

Charles Crawford on Wikileaks

The former British ambassador to Poland has an insider's response to Julian Assange's leaks:
Nothing much smaller and faster than a USB stick with tens of thousands of stolen documents on it.
Events such as the latest Wikileaks embroglio exemplify the pell-mell course we are all now on towards a dangerous 'randomising' of world events and a decay in institutional authority.
In the looming conflicts as long-established but in any case Big systems abruptly decay (see the Eurozone), the most ruthless - and least committed to freedom in any sense that matters - may have a clear edge.
Thanks for that, Julian Assange.