Monthly Archives: December 2010

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The Foreign Affairs magazine has reluctanly joined the recent uproar against WikiLeaks by republishing an article by Monteagle Stearns (an ambassador under Nixon and Reagan, Wikipedia tells us) with a short note prefaced saying, The recent publication of purloined State … Continue reading

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Freedom of speech has a number and it’s http://88.80.13.160

Busy as I am at the approaching end of term, nothing could hold me away from spending 2 or 3 hours every morning reading freshly released cable dumps. Say what you will, I am all for the Assange crew. Change … Continue reading

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Three Jeremiads, by Robert Darnton

A most profound piece by Robert Darnton has just been published by the New York Review of Books. In a not-too-long article Darnton, as the Harvard University Library Director, makes a strong case for open access publishing, given that exorbitant … Continue reading

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