An Interesting Look at the Pentagon Papers Release

If you missed the New York Times story on the world’s most anticlimactic declassification, you missed some great historical detail:

When Mr. Ellsberg first leaked the study, he had to take it volume by volume out of a safe in his office and ferry it to a small advertising company owned by the girlfriend of a colleague who had Xerox machine. Page by page, they copied it in all-night sessions. Now the National Archives and Records Administration will scan it and — behold — it will be online quickly.

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