Whistle-blowing in the Age of SnowdenBook - 2016
Whistleblowers pay with their lives to save ours. When insiders like former NSA analyst Edward Snowden or ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley or Big Tobacco truth-teller Jeffrey Wigand blow the whistle on high-level lying, lawbreaking or other wrongdoing--whether it's government spying, corporate murder or scientific scandal--the public benefits enormously. Wars are ended, deadly products are taken off the market, white-collar criminals are sent to jail. The whistleblowers themselves, however, generally end up ruined. Nearly all of them lose their jobs--and in many cases their marriages and their health--as they refuse to back down in the face of increasingly ferocious official retaliation. That moral stubbornness despite terrible personal cost is the defining DNA of whistleblowers. The public owes them more than we know.
Publisher: New York, NY : Hot Books, 
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 353.460973 HER 2016
Characteristics: v, 164 pages ; 24 cm