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Journalist facing prison time for refusing to disclose source publishes new book

You might not know James Risen's name, but you probably know about the thing he's most famous for: publicly disclosing the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program. Risen is no stranger to pissing off people in power. He now faces prison time for refusing to disclose the name of a source to the federal government.

Instead of cower in fear, or give the government what it wants and betray the confidence of his source, Risen is holding firm, despite the very real threat to his personal freedom. He's not silently waiting for the tension to ease up, either. Instead he just published a scathing new book about journalism and the war on terror. "Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War" is an indictment not only of a bipartisan-backed National Security State, but also much of the Washington press that's supposed to hold it in check.

Risen spoke with DemocracyNow's Amy Goodman this morning about his new book, the deep state's war on journalism, and the threat endless war poses to democracy. Yesterday Risen gave his Twitter followers some sneak peeks into the book's contents, copied below.

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