The War on Leakers: National Security and American Democracy, from Eugene V. Debs to Edward Snowden

The War on Leakers: National Security and American Democracy, from Eugene V. Debs to Edward Snowden

by Lloyd C. Gardner

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620970638
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lloyd C. Gardner is professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including The Long Road to Baghdad, Three Kings, The Road to Tahrir Square, and Killing Machine, and a co-editor (with Marilyn B. Young) of The New American Empire and Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam, all published by The New Press. He lives in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 From the Espionage Act to the National Security State 1

2 Where Ellsberg Fits In 28

3 The Great Transformation 65

4 Front Lines-Leakers and the New (Old) Journalism 90

5 Prosecutions and Principles 116

6 A Time of Testing Limits 151

7 A House Divided Against Itself 188

8 Afraid of Our Shadow (Government)? 226

Conclusion: Defending the Republic? 255

Notes 277

Index 305

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