Awesome reprint of Brazilian interview with Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. This is his most recent interview. He gave this interview to an independent journalist, who culled the questions from submissions by the readers of her blog. In it, he discusses the relationship between information control and power.
It is the gap in knowledge which delineates who is inside the most powerful parts of the state and who is inside the powerful parts of a corporation. The free-flow of knowledge from powerful groups to less powerful groups or individuals is also a flow of power and hence an equalizing and democratizing force in society.
So, a question to my classmates: if you care to read the interview, I’m interested to know. In light of a librarian’s role as gatekeeper of information, what do you think?