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Hugo Rifkind

Julian Assange is a narcissist and a nut — and if America comes for him we should take his side

The big Wikileaks disclosures were callous and brutal. But once you start banging hacks up for being stupid and nasty — well, where will it end?

23 August 2014

9:00 AM

23 August 2014

9:00 AM

Poor Julian Assange. Call me a contrarian but I’m genuinely starting to feel sorry for the guy. He’s just made such a mess of his life, hasn’t he? And with such promise. Only a few short years ago he was the world’s most prominent anti-everything activist, with hair like an indie guitarist, feted and worshipped wherever you might find hot Scandinavian revolutionaries, smug old men who work for ‘theguardian’ and Jemima Khan.

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