Daniel Ellsberg

The Secret to Henry Kissinger’s Success

Many think the retired diplomat’s closeness to one man—Richard Nixon—was the source of his power. That gets Kissinger dangerously wrong.<p>About halfway through writing my biography of Henry Kissinger, an interesting hypothesis occurred to me: Did the former secretary of state owe his success, fame …

Politics

War with North Korea Would Be Trump's Worst Decision Yet

In an effort to make his second year in office possibly his last after the world goes up in flames, President Donald Trump and national security …

North Korea

#ReleaseTheMemo And #LeakTheMemo Trending On Twitter

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) is a United States federal law which prescribes procedures for physical and electronic surveillance …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Republicans Have Four Easy Ways to #ReleaseTheMemo — and the Evidence for It. Not Doing So Will Prove Them to Be Shameless Frauds.

One of the gravest and most damaging abuses of state power is to misuse surveillance authorities for political purposes. For that reason, The …

Government

Dismantling Doomsday: Daniel Ellsberg on the Risk of Nuclear Apocalypse

The whistleblower who gave us the Pentagon Papers unveils another secret history — this one ‘dizzyingly insane and immoral.’<p>Daniel Ellsberg is …

War

America's '2+2=5 moment' is a scary lurch toward autocracy | Will Bunch

The biggest threat to American democracy is a war on the truth. And from the transparent lies of 2 senators and a Cabinet secretary to the …

Kirstjen Nielsen

Daniel Ellsberg Explains Why He Leaked The Pentagon Papers

In 1971, Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in the hope that they would help end the Vietnam War. His story is portrayed in the new film <i>The Post.</i> <i>Originally broadcast Dec. 4, 2017.</i>

Culture

Why The Post resonates so strongly in today's fight between President Trump and the 'fake news' press

As Trump hands out his 'fake news' awards, Hollywood is leading the fightback with a film that celebrates press freedom. Philip Delves Broughton …

Ben Bradlee

The Media Normalizes the Unruly Left

Normally so censorious of shutdowns, the media seemed eager for one on Thursday. Pundits offered up preemptive excuses for Senate Democrats who seek …

Conservative View

Remembering Peabody Award-Winning Radio Artist Joe Frank

Frank, who died on Monday, created the radio drama series <i>Work in Progress</i> andwas known for his intimate on-air monologues, sketches and interviews. <i>Originally broadcast in 1989.</i>

Culture

'Don’t Wait Until the Bombs Are Falling.’ Pentagon Papers Leaker Encourages More Like Him

The country is currently not the closest we’ve ever come to nuclear war, says Daniel Ellsberg, but we are still likely to face annihilation. And …

Journalism

Spielberg explains why he rushed to make Streep-Hanks starrer

"I’m so pleased that I got to be the director of the debut of two great actors (Tom and Meryl) onscreen together."

Katharine Graham

Former Assistant’s Long Collaboration With Oscar-Winning Editor Reaches Fruition on ‘The Post’

What began as a mentor-mentee relationship has bloomed into a professional partnership that finds Michael Kahn and Sarah Broshar sharing credit as …

Journalism

Sources: Michael Wolff's book initially had a working title sympathetic to the President; aides say Hope Hicks endorsed speaking with him

8:10 AM ET, January 17, 2018<p><b>The Awl announces it will end editorial operations at the end of January</b> — It is with a mixture of disappointment and …

Michael Wolff

What’s Missing from John McCain’s Criticism of Trump’s Media Attacks

Today is a particularly punchy round in the ongoing heavyweight bout that is the Trump presidency vs. the media, a conflict that is arguably a …

Fake News

'The Road Not Taken' In Vietnam

Historian Max Boot on Cold War-era soldier-spy Edward Lansdale, the American maverick who thought he knew how to win the Vietnam War.

The Post review: Spielberg's newspaper drama matches up to Spotlight

Steven Spielberg’s technical mastery and narrative skills are such that even if he was making a film about Tom Hanks on a weekly shopping trip to his …

Ben Bradlee

Why Have So Many Americans Lost Their Trust in Facts?

Source: Piotr Krzeslak/Shutterstock<p>Over the past two decades, Americans have become increasingly skeptical of factual information and rely less on …

‘Is whistleblowing worth prison or a life in exile?’: Edward Snowden talks to Daniel Ellsberg

The two most famous whistleblowers of the last century discuss Steven Spielberg’s new film The Post, about Ellsberg’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers, the personal cost of what they did – and if they’d advise anybody to follow in their footsteps. Introduced by Ewen MacAskill<p>Daniel Ellsberg, the US …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Spielberg’s ‘Post’: Clumsy, Inaccurate, Anti-Trump Twaddle

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, tells the story of the <i>Washington Post’</i>s decision in 1971 to publish parts of the …

Conservative View

New York Times Is Definitely Not Bitter About The Post, Why Would You Even Ask?

<i>The Post</i> tells the ripped-from-the-headlines true story of the Washington <i>Post</i>’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers … after the New York <i>Times</i> had …

Journalism

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Journalism

The Response to the Hawaii False Alarm Can't End With Firing Someone

Saturday, you might have seen the news about a “false alarm” push alert that was sent to many iPhones and other smart phones in Hawaii. An alert was …

Lean Startups

Movie Review: 'The Post' is Oscar bait at its finest

Eerie present day parallels festoon Steven Spielberg’s latest historical drama, based on a true story, about political coverage in the journalism …

Michael Stuhlbarg

Hollywood officially loves journalism – except when it doesn’t

Donald Trump swept into the White House last year pledging to radically change America. He's already changed the meaning of many of its movies.<p>Case in point: <i>The Post</i>, Steven Spielberg's new political thriller about Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham's historic decision in 1971 to publish …

Journalism

Nuclear war became more likely this week

The Trump administration’s nuclear policy review loosens constraints on the use of nuclear weapons. We should all be worried<p>Too bad the book flying off the shelves isn’t the other one about “fire and fury”, The Doomsday Machine, Daniel Ellsberg’s startling volume about his life as a nuclear war …

Opinion

On the Brink

SINCE DONALD TRUMP’S ELECTION, many have become used to the idea that this is an era of existential threats to the United States. While this fear is …

Books

Daniel Ellsberg: The Doomsday Machine

Daniel Ellsberg worked at the Pentagon and the RAND Corporation during the Vietnam War before deciding to release documents (The Pentagon Papers) in …

Liberal View

Missile False Alarm in Hawaii: How Wrong Buttons Can Wreak Havoc

On Saturday at 8:05 am, residents of Hawaii were terrified by a text message that said a missile was heading their way, and they should “seek shelter …

Foundation for Economic Education

Spielberg's 'The Post' Is A Brilliant Attack On Trump

Film & TV > OPINION<p>Spielberg's 'The Post' Is A Brilliant Attack On Trump<p>The Post<p>Anthony Carew<p>"He’s really reflecting on the present."<p>THE POST<p>In Susan …

Darkest Hour