Lim: WikiLeaks, Anarchism, and the State

In an opinion piece for The Faster Times, Elvin Lim, assistant professor of government, writes that WikiLeaks and its owners are operating under the belief that the right of privacy does not extend to nation states, an attitude that is both unrealistic and anarchistic. “Realists believe that nation-states are the way to run what would otherwise be an even more anarchic world,” Lim says. “Anarchists believe that the disorder between nation-states – most notably, war – is the source of global friction, not its solution.”