Geof Stone Discusses Edward Snowden on WBUR's 'On Point'

Edward Snowden In His Own Words
WBUR
On Point
July 11, 2013

Edward Snowden is apparently still holed up in Moscow, in limbo, in the transit lounge or who knows where.  But his voice is not.  Before the world’s most famous leaker – whistleblower, his supporters say – went on the run, he went on tape.  At length.  About what drove him.  What he’s seen.  Why he was tearing the veil of secrecy off some of the NSA’s – America’s – deepest secrets.

We’re going to listen to that today.  Hear him out.  With a supporter.  With a tough critic.  With you.  And we’ll look at the big US effort to pull him in now...

Geoffrey Stone on Snowden’s actions:

The problem with what Snowden did is that it was completely selfish. He decided that he didn’t want to live in this world, and so he was going to take it upon himself to override the rule of law, the decisions of elected representatives of the United States, and to make a decision that, as far as I know, seriously damaged the ability of the United States to protect itself against terrorist acts.

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