Take Two for June 13, 2013

Poll: Is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor?

Edward Snowden

The Guardian

Edward Snowden said Wednesday he's not hiding from justice. Snowden, fired Tuesday by the NSA contractor for whom he worked, Booz Allen Hamilton, talked to The Guardian newspaper about how American surveillance systems work and why he decided to reveal that information to the public.

Activists have been rallying in support of Edward Snowden outside the American Consulate in Hong Kong, but support for the former NSA contractor is by no means universal. 

Is he a hero or a traitor? It's a question Slate's Emily Bazelon has been chewing on. She joins Take Two for a discussion about how Snowden compares to Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, and more. 


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