Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2010«

Some sanity, please? A Rant and an Announcement.

October 28, 2010

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It would be hard for me to come up with any interesting material on the latest development out of Toronto. The blogosphere has been home to much weeping and gnashing of teeth for the last 48 hours or so, and in this context it would be difficult for me to say anything new. Besides, if […]

Informational Disobedience: Wikileaks and State Secrets

October 26, 2010

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A few days ago, Wikileaks made a lot of noise on my Twitter feed when they published thousands of day-to-day combat reports from the Iraq war. In case you haven’t been following things, this is the most recent of several huge releases over the course of the past few years. Last April, they leaked a […]

Civil Liberties: Idea vs Reality.

October 24, 2010

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We all love to pay lip-service to the idea of civil liberties. Anybody who publicly opposes free speech or free association is probably also opposed to democracy, and therefore irrelevant to modern politics. This is all well and good, and is a nice theoretical point of agreement between people who are otherwise bitter political opponents. […]