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Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus


One-third of the world’s population is now online. As we are seeing in the Middle East, this fact is changing global politics. An information revolution is shifting power away from states. US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has called for “a serious conversation about the principles that will guide us” in such a world. She says she backs the “freedom to connect” for people everywhere, and calls on others in the Middle East and Asia to follow. But if she believes this, why is the US trying to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange?


Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "America Should Not Prosecute Julian Assange." Financial Times, March 9, 2011.