Very interesting piece on Julian Assange’s political thinking on Newsnight last night compiled by looking through his personal blogs.Assange quotes frequently from German anarchist Gustav Landauer and shares some of his thinking. Assange believes by exposing the hypocrosies of governments that faith in government will decline and individuals will take on more personal responsibilities for their lives which will in turn see the state row back on it’s own role.Not my kind of anarchism but anarchism nevertheless. Anarchists have tried to bring down governmets but Assange is trying to bring down the lot at once! Assaange has of course rightly to face his rape charges in Sweden but any attempts by the USA to have him extradicted for the Wikileaks revelations should be strongly resisted.I have heard many on the Left – including anarchists – very half hearted in defence of Wikileaks. The truth is always revolutionary comrades. Let’s not wait till Assange faces life in an American prison on trumped up charges before we realise that one anarchist has taken on the whole world state apparatus in the most effective anarchist campaign of all time.