This week's roundup of Good Reads includes a look at why Damascus still stands, how democracy spreads, the challenge of writing about Julian Assange, how to manage techies, and why Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion.
After 450 days holed up in the Brazilian embassy in La Paz, the Bolivian opposition politician Roger Pinto left the country with the help of unauthorized Brazilian diplomatic action.
A look at where some people are coming from.
It's not possible to stop a Bradley Manning or Edward Snowden. They reflect society's push for individualism, suspicion of authority, and digital transparency. Instead, the NSA, FBI, and others must embrace openness, and face greater oversight.
Russian officials say NSA leaker Edward Snowden is still in a Moscow airport.