There is a particular courage required to be a nerd in a Western country. Not so much in East Asia, where the nerds get the girls and the marks. But in the Anglo-Celtic West, we still have a residual honour culture left over from our warlike ancestors. Being the kid then who always sticks his hand up in Science to ask the teacher tricky questions that no-one cares about, knowing you’re going to get a wedgie or a headlock at lunch as a result, takes balls.
Julian Assange has YUGE balls.
I have only recently become an admirer of this silver-haired savant.… Read the rest “The Bravest Nerd In All The World”