So what follows, Snowden? On the evidence so far, not a great deal. The biggest heist in the history of intelligence was supposed to change the world – to expose the calumnies of the secret state and redraw the boundaries in favour of individual liberty. For all the sound and fury, little has changed.”
- Philip Stephens, associate editor and chief political commentator of the Financial Times.
Quoted February 13, 2014, in the Financial Times, “How to find the needle in Edward Snowden’s haystack ." by Philip Stephens.