The Whistleblower's Dilemma: Snowden, Silkwood And Their Quest For the Truth

The Whistleblower s Dilemma Snowden Silkwood And Their Quest For the Truth In June of Edward Snowden a year old former CIA employee thrust himself into the spotlight when he leaked thousands of top secret National Security Agency NSA documents to the journalist G

  • Title: The Whistleblower's Dilemma: Snowden, Silkwood And Their Quest For the Truth
  • Author: Richard Rashke
  • ISBN: 9781883285685
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Paperback
  • In June of 2013, Edward Snowden, a 29 year old former CIA employee, thrust himself into the spotlight when he leaked thousands of top secret National Security Agency NSA documents to the journalist, Glen Greenwald Immediately branded as a whistleblower, Snowden reignited an international debate about private citizens who reveal government secrets that should be exposedIn June of 2013, Edward Snowden, a 29 year old former CIA employee, thrust himself into the spotlight when he leaked thousands of top secret National Security Agency NSA documents to the journalist, Glen Greenwald Immediately branded as a whistleblower, Snowden reignited an international debate about private citizens who reveal government secrets that should be exposed but may endanger the lives of citizens Like the late Karen Silkwood, whose death in a car accident while bringing incriminating evidence against her employer to a meeting with a New York Times reporter, is still a mystery, Snowden was intent upon revealing the controversial practices of his employer, a government contractor Rightly or wrongly, Snowden and Silkwood believed that their revelations would save lives In his riveting, thought provoking book, Richard Rashke weaves between the lives of these two controversial figures and creates a narrative context for a discussion of what constitutes a citizen s duty to reveal or not to reveal He asks the question can our government regulators, our politicians, our military intelligence and our profit oriented corporations be trusted to protect us from harm as well as safeguard our privacy

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    1. There's a bit of a Devil in the White City awkwardness to this marriage of topics, counter-intuitive as that sounds. I don't know that these stories share enough beyond their obvious parallels to justify comparative examination, and I would rather have read more about either subject alone than a little about both. However, I was pretty unfamiliar with the Silkwood case despite being from Oklahoma, but had become interested in light of the much more recent yet strikingly similar circumstances beh [...]

    2. 1974 - union activist, estranged mother, friend to her room-mates and employee at a factory that handled dangerous substances, Karen Silkwood, was killed in a mysterious car crash. Some believe it was her use of marijuana while driving that triggered the tragedy, and others believe it was murder.So, how was the Snowden case, decades later, connected? Well, both Silkwood and Snowden put their lives and reputations on the line to be whistleblowers. This book is about whistleblowers in general, the [...]

    3. Very important readingThis book was very well written. I enjoyed reading it and was greatly edified. What more can you ask for?

    4. Richard Rashke's newest book, The Whistleblower's Dilemma: Snowden, Silkwood And Their Quest For the Truth, reconsiders Karen Silkwood's story by drawing parallels to the ongoing case surrounding NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.On November 13, 1974, Karen Silkwood lost her life in a mysterious one-car accident. She was on her way to meet a reporter from the New York Times where she planned to hand over incriminating documents about her employer, Kerr McGee. Though Rashke’s fans know that he h [...]

    5. THE WHISTLEBLOWER'S DILEMMA: SNOWDEN,SILKWOOD AND THEIR QUESTS FOR THE TRUTH BY RICHARD RASHKE. I received this book from in exchange for a review.Traitor or hero? That's the debate that is still raging about Edward Snowden. Did his exposing the meta data mining of millions of Americans not terrorists but Americans! How about Karen Silkwood? She did the same as Snowden, compromised national security to tell , or try to tell the American public about the government corruption of the nuclear agen [...]

    6. Very interesting book to know what happened in Snowden and Silkwood case. I did not know about Karen Silkwood till I read this eye opener book. I recommend reading this book and then watching the movie "Snowden". Its shocking on what all has been revealed in this book and the movie.

    7. A well-written, concise book. It was quite quick to read and provided insight on the two subjects: Silkwood and Snowden. The main question was revisited periodically throughout: does a whistleblower do more good than harm? The answer will vary from case to case. In any event, the whistleblower pays a price. As another reviewer observed, there is a bit of a "Devil in the White City" aspect in that it appears the two subjects are seemingly unrelated, apart from the obvious whistleblower aspect. Ho [...]

    8. It was an interesting account of both whistleblowers. I only wish that it did not keep switching form one to the other. I would of enjoyed the book much better if I could of read Karen Silkwoods story troughtout first and then the other or vise versa

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