Can Election Hacking Be Good for Democracy?

June 13, 2017

Leaks are actually a fundamental step in the right direction toward a more democratic system. Russia very likely interfered in the 2016 US presidential election and, more recently, in the 2017 French presidential election. This occurred primarily through the leaking of internal emails and...

Conspiracy Theory in a Post-Fact World

March 13, 2017

The fact that something that contradicts official accounts sounds like a possible conspiracy theory doesn't mean it may not be true. It didn't take long, after WikiLeaks rang the opening bell, for the two contestants to reach the center of the ring and start circling and jabbing. On one side,...

Don’t Call Trump’s Russiagate a Witch-Hunt

March 09, 2017

In Trump, the Kremlin got what it wanted—an America paralyzed by an incompetent administration at odds with more than half the country’s population. It has all the hallmarks of a compelling thriller. A US president willing to put his reputation on the line in the interests of peace and...