15 January

Thanks to a brief article about his suicide at Slate (The Brilliant Life and Tragic Death of Aaron Schwartz), I've been enjoying the several annual reviews of books posted by the late Aaron Schwartz. Millions supposedly suffer from depression; few have been pointlessly prosecuted by zealous lawyers. Lawrence Lessig's article (Prosecutor as Bully) sums up this situation well. I'd add, his legal case emerged around the same time that the national government began its assault on Wiki Leaks. What can we say of such power-madness on the part of individuals many still have the audacity (and hope, indeed) to portray as liberal or progressive?

http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/books2011