THIS. Glenn Greenwald on “The media’s authoritarianism and WikiLeaks”. Please note Greenwald’s excoriation of the widespread misstatement about what WikiLeaks has actually done: WikiLeaks has only posted 1269 of the 250,000 cables they possess. They have not “posted” or “published” all of them; they have not “dumped” them. They have published a very small, screened [...]
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"Beyond Multiculturalism": Many people find their own ethnic networks gratifying. ... But at the same time there is an urgent need to transcend parochial differences and recognize shared values and interests with all human beings. This is the distinctive humanist message in the contemporary world, for it seeks to take us beyond narrow, chauvinistic, and intolerant prejudices to a new ethical plateau.