Opinion: WikiLeaks may die out but seminal idea will endure

WikiLeaks seems all the more vulnerable as the founder, Julian Assange, is likely to be extradited from Britain to Sweden on charges of sexual misconduct. But even if WikiLeaks falls, the idea of a transnational organization gathering and disseminating information while evading the grasp of governments, seems likely to survive, writes David Carr in The New York Times.

Notwithstanding, Carr says, for various reasons document drops of the scope of the U.S. classified war documents from Iraq and Afghanistan will be rare . -db

From a commentary in The New York Times, November 5, 2011, by David Carr.

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