This campus fishbowl discussion will consider the moral status of Edward Snowden, who is accused of leaking top-secret information on United States and British government mass surveillance programs. According to a recent poll, only about a third of Americans (and one fifth of 18-29 year olds) think Snowden is a traitor, and most think he should be considered a whistleblower. Are these even adequate moral categories for understanding Snowden? Does it make sense morally to try him as a spy? On what basis can we judge Snowden differently than the journalists who reported what he revealed?
McFarland Center Director Thomas M. Landy will moderate a discussion with Holy Cross students, faculty and staff.
Thursday, September 19
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