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WikiLeaks, Part II: Put up or shut up?

A eccentric, secretive hacker-turned-journalist, with a super-encrypted computer network based on secret servers in several countries does battle with the FBI, the Pentagon, international bankers, and the Chinese government – it sounds like this fall’s best new TV series, but it’s playing this summer, in the real world just outside the box. Even as attention focuses on the real-time drama of the Pentagon hunt for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a deeper question remains. If WikiLeaks really has the text of 260,000 classified State Department cables (or some lesser number), should some, all or none be published? Continue reading

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