Nick Cohen and James Goodale on Julian Assange

April 15, 2023
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Cohen was in the middle of the original Wikileaks storm, so his piece is definitely worth a read. I’ll be writing more on the Assange case this week. A different take, from James Goodale a lawyer who worked on the New York Times’ fight to print the Pentagon Papers. Cohen believes Assange is reckless. Goodale argues Assange played the role of a journalist, acquiring and processing secret government data.

My own take, so far, is in the middle: Assange should have faced the sexual assault allegations, and he let himself become a dupe of the Russians. But I am open to arguments from both sides. Cohen and Goodale are both worth reading.