A Library Without Fiction: The Public Library of U.S. Diplomacy April 9, 2013 – Tags: , ,

Imagine a library without fiction. One where everything in it really happened.

Introducing The WIKILEAKS Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD).

Providing users with the world’s largest “searchable collection of United States confidential, or formerly confidential, diplomatic communications…The collection covers US involvements in, and diplomatic or intelligence reporting on, every country on earth. It is the single most significant body of geopolitical material ever published.”

For its grand opening its racks are filled with 1,707,500 diplomatic documents from 1973 to 1976 ( The Kissinger Cables) and 251,287 diplomatic cables, mostly from 2003 to 2010 (Cablegate).

“The PlusD collection, built and curated by WikiLeaks, is updated from a variety of sources, including leaks, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and documents released by the US State Department systematic declassification review.”

Above is a gem from the Kissinger Cables where Kissinger says:

“The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer” then laughs and continues “since the Freedom of Information Act, I’m afraid to say things like that.”

Ah. Democracy in action.

Enter the library here

h/t PCWorld

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