- Name: Daniel Ellsberg
- Born: 04/07/1931 (89 years old)
- Known for: Pentagon Papers,, Ellsberg paradox
- Website: http://www.ellsberg.net
Daniel Ellsberg (born April 7, 1931) is an American economist, activist and former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of the U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers.
Awards: Right Livelihood Award
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Daniel Ellsberg quotes :
There are two types of courage involved with what I did. When it comes to picking up a rifle, millions of people are capable of doing that, as we see in Iraq or Vietnam. But when it comes to risking their careers, or risking being invited to lunch by the establishment, it turns out that's remarkably rare.Daniel Ellsberg