EDITORIAL PICK: Daniel Ellsberg at 90 – “It’s Still Possible to Save Humanity”
In this week’s editorial pick for our Import program, we select a video from theAnalysis.news in which journalist Paul Jay interviews the legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on his 90th birthday.
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Daniel Ellsberg was a consultant with the Pentagon and the White House, where he drafted plans for nuclear war. In his book titled The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, Ellsberg reveals for the first time copies of top-secret documents from his nuclear studies—an entire second set of papers in addition to the Pentagon Papers, for which he is known to have leaked in 1971. Ellsberg is also the author of a 2003 memoir about the Pentagon Papers and Vietnam called Secrets. He’s the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary The Most Dangerous Man in America. Ellsberg is a character in the Steven Spielberg film about the Pentagon Papers called The Post released in 2017.