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Aaron Swartz Was Gifted and Brave. Too Bad He Wasn’t ‘Too Big to Fail’


Richard Eskow


huffingtonpost.com

January 14, 2013

By all accounts Aaron Swartz was brilliant, gifted, idealistic ... and fragile.  Too bad he wasn’t “too big to fail.” I never met Aaron, but I know a lot of people who knew him well. (We did “converse” as members of the same online discussion group.) I learned about Aaron’s suicide at the age of 26 the same way millions of other people did: on the Internet whose freedom he served with such dedication and brilliance.


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