Good and Evil

View of the WikiLeaks homepage taken in Washington on November 28, 2010. Whistleblower website WikiLeaks unleashed a flood of US cables detailing shocking diplomatic episodes.

Several recent books offer opposing views about the Internet and social media and whether they will prove a boon or a curse to society.  The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik rounds up the arguments.  Plus, Floyd Abrams looks at the rights of alleged Wikileaks source Bradley Manning; and the details of the proposed NYC teacher layoffs.