On June 16, famed US government whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg passed away at the age of 92. While employed by the highly influential RAND Corporation think tank, he became the subject of international political controversy of historic proportions in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers.
Wow, I had no idea. Thank-you, Kit. There are so few true journalists anymore. That courage that win’t be denied. So grateful to have found you and The Grayzone. God bless.
Thank you for this clear review. The perspective is greatly appreciated.
Its amazing how little things change.
Keep up the courageous work Kit -I was very sorry to see you were detained. I am glad you are ok - I listen to your account of the ordeal and appreciated your good humor, despite all of the events.
It is so discouraging to see how little investigative journalism actually exists today and how pervasive the lack of critical thinking is not only in American journalism, but amongst American public- I notice it in my professional field- made much worse during the pandemic when doctors were co-opted for the sake of an official narrative, and we were forbidden to express our usual academic inquiry and reservations that should’ve normally existed -and I also notice this in my media colleagues as an outsider and an occasional Guest Contributor and an occasional Guest opinion writer - it’s very easy to see as an outsider to the media machine how the lack of critical thinking allows such untrammeled objectification of the media apparatus to serve one particular narrative. The fact that most of the American public has lost the skills of critical thinking-even (or should I say especially?)amongst the intellectual classes -is very worrisome and I wonder where critical thinking has gone. Its absence is to the detriment of everyone, irrespective of one’s politics. This is a fascinating piece, which many need to read. I will share
Terrific, well-written article, thank you!
I'm reading Ellsberg's account of his Vietnam research and his subsequent leaking of the Pentagon Papers. It's a great read, and it would be foolish indeed to "see" the Kremlin's fingerprints all over his decision. Daniel Ellsberg was a genuine patriot, and hated seeing his country getting into ever deeper shit, prepared to go to jail if need be - a glaring contrast with the crime family in the White House, Biden's colleagues on Capitol Hill, and not forgetting the hacks that scribble their rubbish for the MSM.