ERIC Number: EJ936246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Is Julian Assange an International Version of Daniel Ellsberg and WikiLeaks the Modern Equivalent of the Pentagon Papers?
Freivogel, William H.
Social Education, v75 n3 p138-141 May-Jun 2011
History has placed the stamp of approval on the publication of the Pentagon Papers, the top-secret history of the Vietnam War. If WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is another Daniel Ellsberg, then it is possible the website's disclosures will be viewed over time as similarly in the public interest. A classroom discussion on the release of secret diplomatic cables by the WikiLeaks website can lead to important questions about the First Amendment, the Espionage Act, and press treatment of national security secrets.
Descriptors: United States History, Foreign Countries, War, International Relations, National Security, Public Opinion, Change, Time Perspective, Constitutional Law, Influence of Technology, Technological Advancement, Comparative Analysis, Citizenship Responsibility, Court Litigation, Information Dissemination, Journalism, Disclosure, News Media, Ethics, Social Responsibility
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