Daniel Ellsberg





Daniel Ellsberg


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in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
April 07, 1931

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Daniel Ellsberg is a former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of US government decision-making about the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers.

Ellsberg is the recipient of the Inaugural Ron Ridenhour Courage Prize, a prize established by The Nation Institute and The Fertel Foundation. In 1978 he accepted the Gandhi Peace Award from Promoting Enduring Peace. On September 28, 2006 he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award.

Ellsberg has been married twice. His first marriage, to Carol Cummings, the daughter of a Marine Corps Brigadier General, lasted 13 years before e
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I’m proud and honored to announce our new Freedom of the Press Foundation board member, Edward Snowden.


Here’s what I said intoday’s press release:


[Snowden] is the quintessential American whistleblower, and a personal hero of mine, Leaks are the lifeblood of the republic and, for the first time, the American public has been given the chance to debate democratically the NSA’s mass surveillance p...

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Secrets: A Memoir of Vietna...

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Papers on the War

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Critical Mass: Voices For A...

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Risk, Ambiguity and Decision

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“Only we, the public, can force our representatives
to reverse their abdication of the war powers that the
Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress.”
Daniel Ellsberg

“The public is lied to every day by the President, by his spokespeople, by his officers. If you can't handle the thought that the President lies to the public for all kinds of reasons, you couldn't stay in the government at that level, or you're made aware of it, a week. ... The fact is Presidents rarely say the whole truth—essentially, never say the whole truth—of what they expect and what they're doing and what they believe and why they're doing it and rarely refrain from lying, actually, about these matters.”
Daniel Ellsberg

“Do you ever feel like the Redcoats?”
Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

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