Western Democracies Must Live With Leaks

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Must-read article from «The Guardian«, UK, by John Naughton, December 6, 2010:

Live with the WikiLeakable world or shut down the net. It’s your choice

What WikiLeaks is really exposing is the extent to which the western democratic system has been hollowed out. In the last decade its political elites have been shown to be incompetent (Ireland, the US and UK in not regulating banks); corrupt (all governments in relation to the arms trade); or recklessly militaristic (the US and UK in Iraq). And yet nowhere have they been called to account in any effective way. Instead they have obfuscated, lied or blustered their way through. And when, finally, the veil of secrecy is lifted, their reflex reaction is to kill the messenger. διαβάστε περισσότερα