Daniel Ellsberg


Daniel Ellsberg co-founded Freedom of the Press Foundation. He was best known as the whistleblower who gave the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times in 1971. Ellsberg was also the author of three books: Papers on the War (1971), Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2002), and Risk, Ambiguity and Decision (2001). In December 2006, he won the Right Livelihood Award, known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” in Stockholm, Sweden, “for putting peace and truth first, at considerable personal risk, and dedicating his life to inspiring others to follow his example.”

Daniel Ellsberg passed away on June 16, 2023.


On Secrecy, Oaths, and Edward Snowden

These two pieces, the first by Marcy Wheeler, in part commenting on the second by Amy Davidson in the New Yorker (along with Snowden himself, in his interview with …