New at Reason: Jesse Walker on WikiLeaks

You won't find WikiLeaks' biggest impact in any specific story the site has exposed, argues Managing Editor Jesse Walker. You'll find it in the bracing fear of what the place might publish next. That anxiety, more than anything else, explains the arrest of Bradley Manning, the soldier who allegedly leaked that infamous video of the airstrikes that killed two Reuters employees in Baghdad. The government doesn't want to deal with a world where a disillusioned functionary can spill secrets so easily, and it's doing everything it can to bring back the days when leaking a story was far harder.


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