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NPR: Pentagon Papers Leaker Daniel Ellsberg Praises Snowden, Manning

A good interview with Daniel Ellsberg on NPR this morning.

Since The Guardian's exposés, based on information obtained from Snowden, first broke in June, "the whole focus has been on the risks of truth telling, the risks of openness, which are the risks of democracy, of separation of powers," Ellsberg says.

"I've really heard nothing at all about the risks of closed society, of silence, of lies," he says.

The interview:

http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/wesat/2013/08/20130803_we...

Summary:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/03/208602113/pen...