Daron Acemoglu a James Robinson píší o Obamovi a NSA:
"However decent and restrained an individual might be, as soon
as he ascends to a position of supreme power, he is likely to behave
just like other powerful leaders and support the domination of the state
or society with little regard to civil liberties.
But if so, it would be naïve for us to expect the state to police itself.
If the state will be restrained, if it will be responsible and
accountable to its citizens and civil society, if it will respect civil
liberties, it will not do this out of its own volition. It will do it
because society will force it to do so.
If so, Obama will not pardon him and Obama will not thank him, but perhaps we should all thank Edwards Snowden."