Raffi Khatchadourian in The New Yorker:
From his tiny sanctum in London, the founder of WikiLeaks has interfered with the world’s most powerful institutions.
During my last visit to London, I stayed with Assange until midnight. As I got ready to leave, he stood to see me to the door, but before taking a step he stopped and became lost in thought. He whispered something I could not fully hear. Then, speaking as if he were observing the fall of Rome, he explained that he thought America’s empire might finally be collapsing. With a long gaze and a faint smile, he again whispered what he had said: “This could be the beginning.”