The public is invited to a free screening of "The Most Dangerous Man in America," a documentary that explores the role of government secrecy and Daniel Ellsberg's controversial action vis a vis the Pentagon Papers at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at the New Haven Public Library
, 133 Elm St.
"Before there was Julian Assange and Wikileaks there was Daniel Ellsberg and The Pentagon Papers. In 1971 The New York Times printed a top-secret U.S. Dept. of Defense document about American political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 that was leaked to them by Daniel Ellsberg," library organizers said in a statement.
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"The Times later remarked that the Pentagon Papers 'demonstrated, among other things, that the Johnson Administration had systematically lied, not only to the public but also to Congress, about a subject of transcendent national interest and significance," the library statement said.
For more information, call 203-946-7431.
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