The Most Dangerous Man in America
Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

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Olivia

I have heard a lot about the Pentagon Papers but never understood what a significant role Ellsberg has played in fundamentally changing the way government controls the media. Not only factually fascinating, this documentary had me gripping the edge of my seat with fear and anticipation. An ...Read more

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Dylan

We shouldn't need whistleblowers to protect us, but apparently we do! There is a direct line from the subject of this film - Daniel Ellsberg - to Edward Snowden, and with neither Trump, Clinton nor the mainstream media addressing issues of unnecessary and illegal government secrecy, ...Read more

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Rick

Ellsberg received the 2016 Dresden Peace Prize earlier this year, and, at his award ceremony, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, on a 20-foot screen on Skype hookup from his asylum in Russia, said to an auditorium full of people:
‘It is not an exaggeration to say that without a Daniel ...Read more

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