Peter Ludlow on Whistleblowing and Hacktivism


Robert Shetterly's Portrait of Chelsea ManningRead Peter Ludlow's thoughtful exploration of the morality of the new generation of leakers, whistleblowers, and hacktivists. The post, titled "The Banality of Systemic Evil" was published in The New York Times on September 15, 2013

Writes Ludlow, "Clearly, there is a moral principle at work in the actions of the leakers, whistle-blowers and hacktivists and those who support them. I would also argue that that moral principle has been clearly articulated, and it may just save us from a dystopian future."

Read the full post here. 

AWTT portrait subjects Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake, John Kiriakou, and Daniel Ellsberg are all mentioned in the piece.