Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Quote of the day: Shared dread

[Y]ou don't have to wear a Reynolds Wrap fedora to wonder whether or not the government cracked down on Aaron Swartz because some of America's giants of industry were fearful that they might be next after JSTOR. When the government and the corporate world share a dread over something the rest of us value, and they act in concert against it, then very bad things can happen to self-governing republics.
- Charles Pierce, reflecting on the first of two lessons that might be learned from the scandalous and tragic government prosecution of Aaron Swartz, leading to his death by suicide in custody last week at age 26.

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