I read two important articles side by side in The New Yorker, one titled “Why Edward Snowden is a Hero,” by John Cassidy, the other by his colleague Jeffrey Toobin, titled “Edward Snowden is not a Hero.”
Both articles were very compelling in their arguments and perspectives in painting Edward Snowden in opposite lights.
I could see both sides, although I was beginning to feel more strength from the “Why Edward Snowden is not a Hero” camp.
One interesting side note to this discussion is to see how some extreme right and left wingers agree, either supporting or opposing what Snowden did. Snowden’s act has catalyzed reactions that cross party lines. Though it is most likely that this was not his purpose, he has nonetheless united people across political parties.