Like Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden created shockwaves in the global political landscape by revealing deeply hidden state secrets. Or, maybe he merely furnished the evidence for what all of us already knew. Americans continue struggling with their response. Meanwhile world leaders like Germany’s Angela Merkel fumed over her ally’s phone taps. As for Snowden, now in Russia after evading capture by the U.S., he’s hoping for relocation to Brazil — which may be aided by the fact that President Dilma Rousseff was also an unhappy target.