I am working on an update that will come later today but in the meantime I would like to share with you this excellent essay by David Bromwich.
Not only is this brilliantly argued. Dating from July, it also brings back to mind some excellent points. Most importantly though, the way Bromwich characterises Edward Snowden I think is spot on.
Like me, Mr Bromwich writes that he has “watched [Glenn Greenwald’s June] interview [with Edward Snowden] several times, and [has] been impressed by the calm and coherence of the mind it reveals”.
One of my favourite moments is where he writes that “Snowden’s profile differ[s] from that of the spy or defector […] in one conspicuous way. He [does] not think in secret.”
This, and pretty much everything else that Bromwich writes, is uncannily in line with my own impression of Edward Snowden – an impression which more recent interviews with and statements by Mr Snowden have only strengthened.
The result is an essay that speaks my mind about Edward Snowden in a much better way then I ever could.
Enjoy the read.