It is worth remembering, as we sit in front of screens and watch Egypt tumble towards civil war, that this string of events can be traced back to one thing: Wikileaks. We cannot charge Julian Assange with causing a revolution, the causes have been latent for years, but we can say he triggered it. Remember how it went? Wikileaks releases evidence of what Tunisians have been whispering for years, one man immolates himself, there follows a popular uprising, that then spreads, like a virulent computer virus, to Egypt and possibly beyond. I can’t help think, as I piece these events together, that Wikileaks is just some huge hack of the diplomatic system, with Assange – a former hacker – at the nexus of it all.