Off the normal topic of my blog but I think these men are heroes.
The two most famous whistleblowers in modern history discuss Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, about Ellsberg’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers, the personal cost of what they did – and if they’d advise anybody to follow in their footsteps. Introduced by Ewen MacAskill
By Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg and Ewen MacAskill Guardian UK
Reader Supported News January 21, 2018
Worried about Trump’s assault on press freedom … Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg Composite. (photo: Getty Images/Alan Rusbridger/Guardian UK)
aniel Ellsberg, the US whistleblower celebrated in Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, was called “the most dangerous man in America” by the Nixon administration in the 70s. More than 40 years later, the man he helped inspire, Edward Snowden, was called “the terrible traitor” by Donald Trump, as he called for Snowden’s execution.
The Guardian has brought the two together – the most famous whistleblower of the 20th century…
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