The Most Dangerous Man in America
Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

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JOHN

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY WHICH ANYONE INTERESTEDIN ABUSE OF POWER, PARTICULARLY IN RELATION TO U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN THE VIETNAM WAR, SHOULD WATCH

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Rick Goldsmith

Stephen Spielberg’s The Post, with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, about the Washington Post’s battle to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971, is the talk of the country. A very good film, with a worthy subject matter—Freedom of the Press in the face of government’s attempts at censorship. But if ...Read more

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Parixit

Very true.

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Judith Ehrlich

"With the release of "The Post", I can't help but recall the Academy Award luncheon when Dan, Patricia Ellsberg and I walked in and Meryl Streep threw her arms around Ellsberg declaring, "You are my hero". It seems like a natural for her to appear in the leading role in the film based on one ...Read more

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Stephen

Congratulations on an excellent documentary, Judith. The value of whistelblowing can never be underestimated and Ellsberg, along with the likes of Manning and Snowden, is a great example. For me, what comes across in the film is how acts that can undermine a government can serve to strengthen ...Read more

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Olivia

I have heard a lot about the Pentagon Papers but never understood what a significant role Ellsberg has played in fundamentally changing the way government controls the media. Not only factually fascinating, this documentary had me gripping the edge of my seat with fear and anticipation. An ...Read more

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Dylan

We shouldn't need whistleblowers to protect us, but apparently we do! There is a direct line from the subject of this film - Daniel Ellsberg - to Edward Snowden, and with neither Trump, Clinton nor the mainstream media addressing issues of unnecessary and illegal government secrecy, ...Read more

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