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On Our Cover: The Whistleblowers

Understanding the real motivations of Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Julian Assange

In our upcoming cover story (available online Sunday evening), Sean Wilentz takes a deep dive into the histories of the world's most famous "whistle-blowers": Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, and Julian Assange. What he uncovers—a "crazy-quilt assortment of views, some of them blatantly contradictory"—should make their liberal supporters doubt their calls for clemency.