“Daniel Ellsberg Has Passed Away. He Left Us a Message”

Institute for Public Accuracy

Pentagon Papers whistleblower and longtime peace activist Daniel Ellsberg died on Friday at the age of 92.

In a pair of articles published this afternoon — “Daniel Ellsberg Wanted Americans to See the Truth About War” and “Daniel Ellsberg Has Passed Away. He Left Us a Message.” — author and activist Norman Solomon reflects on the dimensions of Ellsberg’s commitments and historic impacts.

Solomon, executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, co-wrote a piece with Ellsberg for The Nation magazine in 2021 about the especially grave dangers of nuclear war posed by ICBMs on hair-trigger alert, “To Avoid Armageddon, Don’t Modernize Missiles — Eliminate Them.”

NORMAN SOLOMON, solomonprogressive@gmail.com

     Solomon’s new book War Made Invisible includes an interview with Ellsberg that was excerpted and published this afternoon by The Intercept.