Assange appears on panel discussion at London's Frontline Club

Raleigh Addington
Raleigh Addington
editor at Chartwell Speakers

Last week the Frontline Club in London hosted a panel discussion with WikiLeaks’s Julian Assange and extroverted Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek; Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman was the moderator.

Slavoj Zizek, Amy Goodman and Julian Assange discuss the leaked cables

Zizek, an expert speaker on politics and philosophy, argued that the leaked documents provided people with concrete evidence of what was long tacitly accepted; governments engaged in questionable actions behind the scenes of international politics and diplomacy. WikiLeaks was more radical than investigative journalism because, he told Assange, “you are not only violating the rules of the game, you are changing the way the rules of the game are violated.”

Assange defended the decision to leak the diplomatic cables to the mainstream press, including the Guardian in the UK and the New York Times in the United States, as the only way for a relatively small organisation such as WikiLeaks to make a big impact.