Capable Generous Men

Just watched this TED interview with Julian Assange, the founder and spokesperson of Wikileaks. It shows what a committed but also what an odd guy he is. Can he be trusted as frontman of a global transparency movement that many people sympathize with? We don’t seem so sure. He is so … (how difficult to find the right word for it) … idiosyncratic? opaque? intransparent?

My headline is actually a quote from the interview. When asked about his core values in life, Julian answers that “capable generous men do not create victims, they nurture victims”. A statement everyone can subscribe to, yes? Except that it sounds a little … odd? idiosyncratic? …



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