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Wikileaks no favor to historians

Monday, January 3, 2011

Nearly a half-century ago, the public was riveted by the release of confidential and classified U.S. documents, the Pentagon Papers, and later by the private exchanges that President Nixon had secretly taped at the White House.

But while these revelations were explosive, they did not change the way leaders all over the world did business with each other.

Now WikiLeaks has introduced a new era in disclosure and other document-revealing sites are following its lead around the globe.

Continue reading Kiron Skinner at CNN...