Fight for press freedom goes on

Fighting For the Press by James C Goodale. CUNY Journalism Press, €15.46; available online from Reviewed by Aoife Kavanagh.

25th May, 2013
Richard Nixon fought hard to suppress the Pentagon Papers. Photo: Getty

Fighting For the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles


When the New York Times decided to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971, the newspaper's in-house lawyer, James Goodale, knew it would set the newspaper on a collision course with the Nixon administration. He was right. Following publication, the NYT ended up in an infamously bitter battle with the White House which ran all the way to the US Supreme Court.

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