09 July 2013

Edward Snowden Updates

"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 and here.

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