Is WikiLeaks a threat to democracy, or is the disclosure it provides the best chance for democracy to survive? Is founder Julian Assange as detestable as some reports suggest he is, or is there really a global plot to defame and discredit him? Should contributors be hailed as patriots, or be hung as traitors?
The answers to these, and other questions, may be too complex to be answered with simple legal or economic analysis. As much as models and rules help to explain the world, some things are too morally and socially complex to have simple answers.
However, despite debate over the appropriateness of posting some of the most secret communications of governments, once the information is public, it does undeniably provide some amazing materials for the historians, news junkies and just plain curious among us. The New York Times outlines some of the juiciest details of the latest round of leaks, which can rightfully claim to rival the plots of any bestselling spy novel or political thriller, here.