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Secrets by Daniel Ellsberg
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Jun 18, 2008

it was amazing
Read in June, 2008

I was privileged to work in a minor capacity on Daniel Elleberg's trial. His publication of the Pentagon Papers have always struck me as one of the most heroic acts of the Viet Nam era. So I was happy to find this memoir released in 2003.

Ellsberg tells the story of his personal Viet Nam experience, and describes how he transformed himself from a dedicated cold warrior to the sort of person who could consider revealing "Top Secret" material in the interests of peace.

I found his description of the isolation of top policy-makers to be especially chilling. No doubt the same situation persists today.

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