Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Uncle Sam and his spyglass is everywhere, check the magazine racks
by Larry Geller
Daniel Ellsberg is widely quoted for his praise of the way whistleblower Edward Snowden handled his blockbuster leaks about NSA surveillance:
"In my estimation, there has not been in American history a more important leak than Edward Snowden’s release of NSA material—and that definitely includes the Pentagon Papers 40 years ago."
Indeed, government spying on ordinary citizens has leaped into the forefront of conversation the past couple of weeks. That’s entirely due to Snowden’s efforts and the journalism of Glenn Greenwald and others. The examination of US surveillance practices has gone viral.
Here’s a great New Yorker cover. Click here for a link to some of their stories on the subject.