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History on Film presents 'The Most Dangerous Man in America'

Daniel Ellsberg at the Los Angeles courthouse in 1973 (Photo courtesy of AP photos)

As the fourth of five films for the 2012 Winter season, the Department of Humanities’ History on Film series is proud to present The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM in SY-110.

In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times, making headlines around the world. Hailed as a hero, vilified as a traitor, and ostracized by even his closest colleagues, Ellsberg risks life in prison to stop a war he helped plan. This political thriller is a riveting story of how one man’s profound change of heart leads directly to Watergate, Nixon’s resignation and the end of the Vietnam War.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

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