Why Wikileaks is Good for Democracy

Quigley, Bill
Date Written:  2010-12-01
Publisher:  CounterPunch
Year Published:  2010
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12280

The US has been going in the wrong direction for years by classifying millions of documents as secrets. Wikileaks and other media which report these so called secrets will embarrass people yes. Wikileaks and other media will make leaders uncomfortable yes. But embarrassment and discomfort are small prices to pay for a healthier democracy. Wikileaks has the potential to make transparency and accountability more robust.

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