David Brooks Snowden As A Solitary Libertarian

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This article identifies and argues Snowden as a solitary libertarian who betrays trust, honesty, and the law, and also makes the society worse. By analyzing the personal life of Snowden, the writer shapes him as the product of an unfortunate trends of the age. According to Brooks, the unshaped life led Snowden to develop a deep suspicion of authority and fervent devotion to transparency. Such personality explains why he gives up his career and life to reveal the secret files to the public. But his divulgence ruins the basic bonds that connect the society as a whole, making severe impairments as it betrays honesty, friends, public privacy, also the Constitution. Once a professor at Duke University and now in Yale, the author David Brooks

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