"Many people compare Edward Snowden to me unfavorably for leaving the country and seeking asylum, rather than facing trial as I did. I don’t agree. The country I stayed in was a different America, a long time ago." ~ Daniel Ellsberg
Despite the tacit and distracting Rawlsian lingo (Ideal vs Non-Ideal and all that) this piece
by Archon Fung at The Boston Review
on Snowden, his predicament, and some consequences for democracy in the US is on point. It elaborates some of what Ellsberg says on his WaPo
essay. Democracy Now!
has run a two part interview with Glenn Greenwald here
Labels: democracy, dissent, Ellsberg, Greenwald, Snowden