Snowden and Safety

The question has been asked whether Edward Snowden should be considered a hero or a villain. The situation is filled with ambiguities and it would be most appropriate if Snowden would return to the U.S. voluntarily to clear up some of the confusion surrounding his actions. It is quite possible that he is not guilty under the Espionage Act charges, although he certainly violated contractual agreements. By running for asylum, he is not behaving in classic civil disobedience style.