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Posted on Mar 22, 2014
An Oxford debate in late February posed the question: Is Edward Snowden a hero? In an impassioned defense of a patriotism that courageously stands against the abuse of state power, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges said yes, and by a vote of the those present, won the contest.
Seven others also answered. In the order in which they appear below, the speakers are: Chris Hedges; St. John’s College Standing Committee member Charlie Vaughan; former MI5 intelligence officer and whistle-blower Annie Machon; lawyer and legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker Jeffrey Toobin; former NSA officer and whistle-blower William Binney; George W. Bush administration Homeland Security Secretary Stewart Baker; former Liberal Democrat MP and British Secretary of State Chris Huhne; and former Obama administration Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Philip Crowley.
OxfordUnion:[youtube=http://youtu.be/fYykQTZ55zg] http://youtu.be/mwQKqjGE47k[youtube=http://youtu.be/FuRS65n3J68]

[youtube=http://youtu.be/KQpTofvZJWU] [youtube=http://youtu.be/8-HQw8QfeWs] [youtube=http://youtu.be/I3R2sJ4B0t4] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYykQTZ55zg&feature=share&list=UUY7dD6waquGnKTZSumPMTlQ&index=7]
—Posted by Donald Kaufman, Truthdig

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  1. 21st Century Poet March 27, 2014 at 4:43 AM

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