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Something Wiki This Way Comes From The Outsider

The Outsider

Amid the furore about Julian Assange and the current round of diplomatic Wikileaks is the burial of upside. “Systems of interest” from governments to the Catholic church, from corporations to trade unions spend enormous energy on ring-fencing the boundaries between their world and those of others. Wikileaks smashes the barriers and invites us in to have a peep at what is going on. The winner is the one big system which should be binding us all together. Democracy. And democracy with its emphasis on ethics (how should we lead our lives?) and freedom of information (how well do others protect and promote our ethical interests?). Wikileaks is a powerful force for global good and should be nurtured.

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