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Trevor Timm: “Daniel Ellsberg, people say that Snowden should have been ‘more like you’, how does that make you feel? […] Secretary of State, John Kerry, said that you were a hero but Ed was not.”

Ellsberg: “Well, this bullshit started with Barack Obama [loud laughter].. when someone asked Obama about Manning, and said didn’t Manning do what Ellsberg did? Obama said “ellsberg’s material was classified in a “different manner”.  That’s true, but in the wrong direction — everything I did was top secret or higher, vs. secret or less!” The person asking the question didn’t pursue that.Earlier I would have siad it doesn’t dserve to be put out, until you see what it says: it’s evidence of criminality!

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“College is not the only chance to learn to think, but it is the best. One thing is certain: If you haven’t started by the time you finish your B.A., there’s little likelihood you’ll do it later. That is why an undergraduate experience devoted exclusively to career preparation is four years largely wasted.”

Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

“Very few were passionate about ideas. Very few saw college as part of a larger project of intellectual discovery and development. Everyone dressed as if they were ready to be interviewed at a moment’s notice.”

Don’t Send Your Kid to the Ivy League