Daniel Ellsberg: “The Doomsday Machine” | Talks at Google

With recent news stories about big red buttons and a blockbuster movie (The Post) about the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg’s story is very timely. He’s the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, and his book is an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America’s Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day.

Framed as a memoir–a chronicle of madness in which Ellsberg acknowledges participating–this gripping tale reads like a thriller and offers feasible steps we can take to dismantle the existing “doomsday machine” and avoid nuclear catastrophe. The Doomsday Machine is thus a real-life Dr. Strangelove story and an ultimately hopeful–and powerfully important–book about not just our country, but the future of the world.

Get the book here: https://goo.gl/cYXRPg



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