Journalists have no choice but to fight back because if they don't, they will become irrelevant.

— James Risen

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I’ve been an investigative reporter for a long time, and almost always, the government says that [‘you can’t publish that because of the national security risk’] when you write a story. And then they can never back it up. They say that about everything. And it’s like the boy who cried wolf. It’s getting old.


To most of America, war has become not only tolerable but profitable, and so there is no longer any great incentive to end it.


The United States is now relearning an ancient lesson, dating back to the Roman Empire. Brutalizing an enemy only serves to brutalize the army ordered to do it. Torture corrodes the mind of the torturer.


I wrote Pay Any Price as my answer to the government's campaign against me.

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