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By Ted Rall

As many as 1.4 million voters with safeguard clearance observed a few or all the related files printed by means of Edward Snowden. Why did he, and not anyone else, choose to breakthrough and tackle the dangers linked to changing into a whistleblower after which a fugitive? Rall delves into Snowden's youth and paintings adventure, his character, and the bigger problems with privateness, new surveillance applied sciences, and the new historical past of presidency intrusion. Rall describes Snowden's political imaginative and prescient and hopes for the longer term. In a manner, the booklet tells tales: Snowden's and a bigger person who describes we all at the threshold of super technological upheaval and political change.

Snowden is a portrait of a courageous younger guy status as much as the main robust executive on the earth and, if now not profitable, at the least achieving a stand-off, and during this means is an incitation to us all to degree our braveness and hear our consciences in asking ourselves what we'd have performed in his sneakers.

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