Tech Tonic

Cablegate, the Wikileaks exposure of State Department conspiracies for lying and spying, does not spell the end of secret government in America, but it is a beginning. By hosting a site for whistleblowers to leak official documentation of high crimes, Julian Assange and friends have put the president and his cabinet on the defensive, and the authoritarian mindset on display. Understanding how this mindset has corroded American society and turned citizens into servile sycophants might in time undermine this institutional injustice.

~ by Jay Taber on December 3, 2010.

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