Wednesday, December 08, 2010

John Milton Defends Julian Assange

From Milton's Areopagitica:

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

Full text online at Dartmouth's Milton Reading Room (perhaps only until Senator Lieberman pressures them to take it down?)

In keeping with John Milton, I now believe that Assange had better publish on an old-fashioned printing press, to distribute in book form, all those 250,000 controversial documents--so they couldn't be deleted or blocked by future DNS attacks.

The sales revenue could help pay for his legal defense fund...and then there shouldn't be any arguments subsequent to print publication as to whether Assange is a member of the press--if he's published a book, it's been printed on a press, after all.