Shakespeare once said that ignorance is bliss. Many Americans would probably agree with him, in light of the recent surveillance programs scandal involving the National Security Agency. Or maybe they wouldn’t.
The debate now spins on the figure of ex- CIA technician Edward Snowden, for some a hero, for others a traitor. Why did he decide to blow the whistle? Watch the video to find out.
There are many words for someone like Snowden, someone who reveals top secret information and unleashes a scandal of catastrophic proportions.
Whistleblower = Squealer = Snitch = Rat = Canary = Sell-out
Regardless of the name you use, do you think Snowden did the right thing by revealing this kind of information? What reasons do you have for your view?