Intervju z Julianom Assangeom v Der Spieglu, ki med drugim pokaže na krivdo tudi (mladih) akademikov, ker se ne lotijo analiziranja ozadja, kako dejansko deluje realni svet v prepletu konkretnih političnih in gospodarskih interesov velikih sil in korporacij. Lažje živijo v svetu spolirane navidezne resničnosti. Podobno velja za novinarje in politike.
SPIEGEL: In October, a book will be published called “The WikiLeaks Files. The World According to the US Empire” for which you wrote the foreword. Do you try to develop the contextualization, the analysis and the counter-narrative which the documents provided by WikiLeaks need?
Assange: Generally there is not enough systematic understanding. This has to do with media economics, the short-term news cycles, but actually I don’t blame the media for that failure. There is a terrible failing in academia in understanding current geopolitical and technical developments and the intersection between these two areas. WikiLeaks has a very public conflict with the United States, which is still ongoing and in which many young people have gotten involved. They suddenly saw the Internet as a place where politics and geopolitics happen. It’s not just a place where you gossip about what happened at school. But where were the young professors stepping forward trying to make sense of it all? Where is the new Michel Foucault who tries to explain how modern power is exercised? Absurdly, Noam Chomski was making some of the best comments and he is now 86.