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Conheça Julian Assange, o homem por trás do Wikileaks

Ricardo Lombardi

03 de dezembro de 2010 | 06h09

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Quem quiser conhecer melhor Julian Assange, o homem por trás do Wikileaks, dever ler um perfil que a revista New Yorker publicou no mês de junho: “No Secrets: Julian Assange’s mission for total transparency“. Um trecho abaixo:

“He had come to understand the defining human struggle not as left versus right, or faith versus reason, but as individual versus institution. As a student of Kafka, Koestler, and Solzhenitsyn, he believed that truth, creativity, love, and compassion are corrupted by institutional hierarchies, and by “patronage networks”—one of his favorite expressions—that contort the human spirit. He sketched out a manifesto of sorts, titled “Conspiracy as Governance,” which sought to apply graph theory to politics. Assange wrote that illegitimate governance was by definition conspiratorial—the product of functionaries in “collaborative secrecy, working to the detriment of a population.” He argued that, when a regime’s lines of internal communication are disrupted, the information flow among conspirators must dwindle, and that, as the flow approaches zero, the conspiracy dissolves. Leaks were an instrument of information warfare.”

Outro link que pode interessar: uma entrevista com Julian Assange publicada na Forbes, no começo desta semana.

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