Daniel Ellsberg is a lecturer, scholar, writer, and activist on the dangers of the nuclear era, wrongful U.S. interventions, and the urgent need for patriotic whistleblowing. In 1971, he photocopied a 7,000 page top secret study, a document which would later become known as the Pentagon Papers, and turned it over to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Ellsberg is author of four books, including The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War and Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers. He is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachuetts – Amherst, a Distinguished Researcher at UMass Amherst’s W.E.B. Du Bois Library, and a Senior Fellow of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
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