In a fine piece, Engelhardt considers the deeper meaning of the US government’s pursuit of Snowden. Its willingness to ignore both convention and world opinion doesn’t bode well.
The message is this: nowhere will you be safe from us if you breach U.S. secrecy. Snowden’s will surely be a case study in how far the new global security state is willing to go. And the answer is already in: far indeed. We just don’t yet know exactly how far.