Snowden’s real crime: Humiliating the state

FROM —  Here's the reason the NSA leaker will never be forgiven or forgotten: He stood up to power and embarrassed it.  By Falguni A. Sheth As Edward Snowden’s name is bandied about — with a debate emerging over whether he is a hero or a criminal, whistle-blower or traitor — the words of philosopher Walter Benjamin, who wrote about the relationship between law and violence, come to mind. In his 1921 essay “The Critique of Violence,” Benjamin discusses the law’s goal to pursue the monopoly on [...]