I greatly enjoyed Andrew O’Hagan’s account of his time with Julian Assange

Writing in the London Review of Books, O’Hagan tells the story of being brought in to ghostwrite the autobiography of Julian Assange only to have Assange waylay the book at every turn. It is a frustrating portrait of a man whose work hinted at a revolution in open information only to turn out to be a closed and manipulative person himself. These flaws, we would be willing to accept and forgive, if only Assange were self-aware. (more…)