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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Assange, 'NYT' Writer

Surprised and amused to see byline of Julian Assange show up at the NYT site tonight, and in print on Sunday, in the weekly Opinion section.  Of course, the Times, and especially former editor Bill Keller and London ed. John Burns, have savaged Assange.    He hits the new The New Digital Age by Schmidt and Cohen. 
“The New Digital Age” is, beyond anything else, an attempt by Google to position itself as America’s geopolitical visionary — the one company that can answer the question “Where should America go?” It is not surprising that a respectable cast of the world’s most famous warmongers has been trotted out to give its stamp of approval to this enticement to Western soft power. The acknowledgments give pride of place to Henry Kissinger, who along with Tony Blair and the former C.I.A. director Michael Hayden provided advance praise for the book.
In the book the authors happily take up the white geek’s burden.

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