Sneak peek: Robert Kuttner pens an outstanding, comprehensive and in-depth examination of the confluence of events that have combined to pose a grave threat to the future of democracy – and with it all of the freedoms we have become accustomed to enjoying in our lives.
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What I learned from this book
I learned that a few tidbits that I thought I’d already known previously. First, I forgot how many supporters Assange had in the courtroom in England. My recollection from afar was that the world basically considered him to be an outsider or persona non grata, when, in fact, he became more of a cult-like figure – adorned with big-name stars and even a few groupies in tow. Second, I wasn’t aware of how targeted Hillary Clinton was during the dawn of WikiLeaks. It is almost surreal to read some of the descriptions of how her enemies plotted her demise. It gives a different perspective to the 2016 election and all that has taken place since.
What I liked about this book
I liked the way the authors laid out Mr. Assange’s childhood/ upbringing and showed how his experiences during youth lays an accurate and detailed groundwork for the type of figure he ultimately became. Basically, no matter what side you are on with respect to how and what Julian Julian Assange does (and has done) with WikiLeaks, it is more easily understood the elements of what makes him tick.
What I disliked about this book
There wasn’t much to dislike about the book.
Whom would I recommend to read this book
This book is a great read for all of those who don’t understand the enigmatic Julian Assange. When dealing with a complicated and intelligent human being, it is important to take the time and make the effort to understand his or her perspective prior to making judgment of character and/or actions. Hence, no matter which side of the political “side” our reader is on with respect to Assange and WikiLeaks, this work is inarguably an informative and historically important read.