Wikileaks: Drezner’s Position
this is Drezner’s inspiring blog post about Wikileaks scandal. Drezner just said that Assange and Osama share the same strategy to ruin U.S. from within.
Let me save you the trouble — I’ve read them and remain unimpressed with Assange’s strategy. According to these documents, Assange expects the U.S. government to become more insular and secretive, and therefore contribute to its own downfall. Glenn Greenwald is correct to observe that Assange and Osama bin Laden really do have the same political strategy — goad the United States into overreacting, expose the U.S. government as an imperial authoritarian power, and then watch the hegemon rot from within.
Drezner aslo criticize current scholarship trend. According to Drezner, Wikilieaks is the current trending topics for scholar research topics. Drezner just said, that Wikileaks is bad for that idea. Wikileaks is bad for scholarship. the question, why is it bad? Drezner said:
I’ll bet I’m not the only one who has this nightmare. International-relations experts writing about recent events suffer a handicap that other scholars avoid: Information that can make or break our arguments is often classified.