In 2013, Edward Snowden made headlines worldwide when he blew the whistle on the National Security Agency (NSA) revealing the extent of their surveillence efforts. In short, the US government is spying on its people.
Today, I started reading Snowden’s memoir, Permenant Record. I was still in high school at the time that Snowden leaked this information to the press. Even now, I can’t comprehend the amount of courage it took to expose the truth. This means having the US government as your enemy while also endangering the lives of those you love.
As I read his memoir, I’m curious to learn more about the impact of this leak but also his decision behind it.