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Daniel Ellsberg

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 Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked Pentagon Papers exposing Vietnam War secrets, dies at 92. Ellsberg, a former government analyst and consultant, leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, which exposed government doubts and deceit regarding the Vietnam War. His actions inspired acts of retaliation by President Richard Nixon and contributed to Nixon’s resignation.

 

Ethical values are shown:

  • Conscience: Daniel Ellsberg embodied the individual of conscience — who answered only to his sense of right and wrong, even if the price was his own freedom.
  • Moral Compass: He demonstrated a strong sense of moral absolutes and demanded consequences for abuses of power.

Throughout his life, Ellsberg remained an activist, advocating for free speech, opposing wars, and defending other whistleblowers.

 Usage: Daniel Ellsberg’s life and actions serve as a powerful example of the values of integrity, courage, commitment to justice, moral compass, and sacrifice. His unwavering dedication to truth and accountability continues to inspire individuals to stand up for what they believe in, even when faced with formidable challenges.