Daniel Ellsberg, the whistleblower and peace activist who released the Pentagon Papers that exposed the Vietnam War, has died at the age of 92. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on February 17, and doctors gave him three to six months to live. He was a subscriber to The Dissenter
“Daniel Ellsberg is the most dangerous man in America. He must be stopped at all costs.” —Henry Kissinger In 1970, before whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg shared copies of the Pentagon Papers with several newspapers in the United States, Ellsberg was invited by his friend Lloyd Shearer, who was the editor of
The following article was made possible by paid subscribers. Support independent journalism on whistleblowers and press freedom and become a subscriber. Even as Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg closes in on the end of an incredible and impactful life, the Washington Post and the pundit class still cannot resist using
Blueprint For Free Speech also gives Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg a lifetime achievement award. He celebrated Hale as a "great patriot."
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