The Whistleblower's Dilemma

The Whistleblower's Dilemma

Snowden, Silkwood and Their Quest for the Truth

eBook - 2015
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From the author of the internationally acclaimed The Killing of Karen Silkwood, a fascinating exposé of whistleblowing in America that features the intertwining narratives of Edward Snowden and Karen Silkwood In June of 2013, Edward Snowden, a twenty-nine-year-old former CIA employee, leaked thousands of top secret National Security Agency (NSA) documents to journalist Glen Greenwald. Branded as a whistleblower, Snowden reignited a debate about private citizens who reveal government secrets that should be exposed but may endanger the lives of others. Like the late Karen Silkwood, whose death in a car accident while bringing incriminating evidence against her employer to a meeting with a New York Times reporter is still a mystery, Snowden was intent upon revealing the controversial practices of his employer, a government contractor. Rightly or wrongly, Snowden and Silkwood believed that their revelations would save lives. In his riveting, thought-provoking book, Richard Rashke weaves between the lives of these two controversial figures and creates a narrative context for a discussion of what constitutes a citizen’s duty to reveal or not to reveal.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Delphinium Books,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781504025317
Characteristics: 1 online resource (224 pages)
Restrictions on Access: Access limited to subscribing institutions.


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