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The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story of the Suspect Behind the Largest Security Breach in U.S. History

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In May 2010, an intelligence analyst in the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division was arrested on suspicion of leaking nearly half a million classified government documents, including the infamous “Collateral Murder” gunsight video and 260,000 State Department cables. After nine months in solitary confinement, the suspect now awaits court-martial in Fort Leavenworth. He is twen ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published April 11th 2012 by OR Books (first published April 1st 2011)
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Andrew
Jun 07, 2012 Andrew rated it really liked it
A short book, but more thorough than one might expect. While the focus is B. Manning and WikiLeaks, author Chase Madar paints the landscape for us, the landscape of how laws and secrecy and politics and justice all pretty much fail to work in a consistent way, and how we live in a perverse world of double standards. The deck is stacked against us all. Here's a quote from the book itself, which I think could serve as a thesis for the author's main point.

"If Bradley Manning had launched a war that
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Randall Wallace
Sep 15, 2013 Randall Wallace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i read this because tom englehardt and anthony arnove recommended it. it's clearly the book to read about manning. this is a story about how a government, with a pathological need for secrecy that trumps the will of the people and basic ethics, overreacts out against it's strongest truth tellers. chelsea/bradley wanted the same thing as edward snowden - to spark debates and reforms (THE SAME THING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT - WHAT A SURPRISE!) - yet if you can get an ordinary cocktail party in ame ...more
The American Conservative
'In a short new book about Bradley Manning, journalist and civil rights lawyer Chase Madar necessarily and appropriately looks beyond the figure of Manning himself to ask how we understand information, how we perceive our relationship to state authority, and how people who serve the armed power of the state see their own place in its project.

Writing from what often seems to be a leftist perspective, Madar nevertheless builds on a deeply conservative explanatory foundation in which political ill
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Rod Hensel
Jun 19, 2014 Rod Hensel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely a pro-Manning book, but a thoughtful telling of his story as it relates to the government's need for secrecy. The author argues that his gay/transgendered status has nothing to do with his torture and imprisonment, but I disagree. I do agree with the author that Manning deserves a medal for his actions and not a prison term.
Jason
Apr 14, 2014 Jason rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just an amazing look into the case of the decade.
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