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Cablegate I: Wish It Happened Two Years Ago

With his acquisition of 250,000 diplomatic documents and cables, Julian Assange has shown us we have entered into a new age of human interaction. It isn’t that the documents themselves are remarkable. Rather, as Facebook has proven a radical challenge … Continue reading

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Rendezvous in 2050

I can’t resist linking to this article from Rue89 on the revelation  that François Mitterrand, then Minister of Justice and supposed lifelong opponent of the death penalty, assented to the execution of 45 Algerians at the beginning of the war … Continue reading

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