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

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What’s ironic is that it wasn’t until after he’d left the Marine Corps and forfeited his job as a 1960s Defense Department policy analyst, which is to say a professional maker of war, that Daniel Ellsberg ever struck anybody as dangerous. In Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith’s Oscar-nominated documentary, the radically reformed hawk tells his own story—of sussing out “a pattern of presidential lying” that had metastasized across