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Information is power
Posted: 9 December 2010

The uproar around Wikileaks has nothing to do with the threat that the release of the information represents, but rather that it dilutes the value of information in general. The argument that diplomacy requires secrecy is only valid in that the diplomats like to be very mean behind closed doors about their apparent allies.

WikiLeaks anniversary challenges a transparent future
Dateline: 12 May 2019
On the tenth anniversary of WikiLeaks opening its electronic doors, it's perhaps appropriate to consider the impact that the crusade for increased openness and transparency has had on governmental thinking. For a while in the early 2000s we really thought that openness might have a chance. In its post-Apartheid euphoria South Africa embraced 'The Truth Commission' as a way of opening up ...
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