Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg is a writer, peace activist, former military analyst, and whistleblower known for his release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. He is the author of The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War PlannerSecrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers, and Risk, Ambiguity and Decision.

Daniel Ellsberg

The Truth-Teller: From the Pentagon Papers to the Doomsday Machine

My experience with the Pentagon Papers showed that an act of truth-telling, of exposing the realities about which the public had been misled, can indeed help end an unnecessary, deadly conflict. This example is a lesson applicable to both the nuclear and climate crises we face.

April 25, 2019


Defeat Romney, without illusions about Obama

The election is now just weeks away, and I want to urge those whose values are generally in line with mine — progressives, especially activists — to make this goal one of your priorities during this period.

October 18, 2012

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