There are many important issues in history—or even everyday life—that do not resolve themselves into (so to speak) “easy round numbers,” but involve “messy arithmetical calculations.” So it is with Snowden: Any way you take him, the calculations to be done are messy indeed. Let’s look at him, first, from a positive standpoint. What has… Continua a leggere EDWARD SNOWDEN: FRIEND OR FOE; PATRIOT OR PARIAH?
Perhaps it’s appropriate that Edward’s last name has “snow” in it, since he has caused a world-wide avalanche of reactions to his carefully released documents revealing how almost omnipotent the NSA has become in snooping, monitoring, and data gathering from seemingly every corner of the globe, whether friendly or hostile to the US. Perhaps never… Continua a leggere Edward Snowden: Avalanches and Frankenstein