Wed, Mar 19, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

Intelligence Squared U.S.

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Should We Grant Snowden Clemency? -- Has Edward Snowden done the U.S. a great service? There is no doubt that his release of highly classified stolen documents has sparked an important public debate, even forcing what could be a major presidential overhaul of the N.S.A.'s surveillance programs. But have his actions -- which include the downloading of an estimated 1.7 million files -- tipped off our enemies and endangered national security? Is Snowden a whistleblower, or is he a criminal? Guests include: Ben Wizner, legal adviser to Edward Snowden and attorney for the ACLU; Andrew C. McCarthy, former federal prosecutor and contributing editor for the National Review; and Ambassador R. James Woolsey, former director of the C.I.A.

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