Lessons from Daniel Ellsberg

Just finished reading Daniel Ellsberg’s “Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers” — a really great book, and a sad reminder that the institutional bureaucracy of the US government is capable of enormous evil.

There is no meaningful comparison between 2,000,000 dead in Indochina and the NSA PRISM program, but the mechanisms that kept us in Vietnam for 25 years are alive and well, and just as much a concern.

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