Interesting profile but O'Hagan seems to accept mainstream narratives a bit too easily. "[Assange] believed...that Keller wanted to hang him out to dry, which was not true." I think a review of the past several years of coverage at the NYT shows that Assange was correct. The NYT has displayed rank cowardice in the face of attacks on press freedom that use Wikileaks as their justification.
O'Hagan also ridicules Assange's "cloak & dagger" behavior as paranoid. But recent revelations at The Intercept about how NSA & other intel services tracked not only Wikileaks employees & sympathizers but visitors to the Wikileaks site itself show that Assange's paranoia, however extreme, will always be insufficient to describe the true scale of the global surveillance state that has been massed against him and his organization.
At the time of these interviews, Assange was under house arrest in the U.K. because he was wanted for questioning in Sweden for having consensual sex without a condom (literally), his organization the victim of an extralegal U.S.-led global financial blockade that starved them of funds, many of his collaborators (according to Glenn Greenwald) having abandoned the organization for fear of being snatched off the street and sent to the black hole of U.S. torture prisons.
Assange may be a royal pain in the arse but maybe we can cut him just a wee bit of slack?