Max Holland “Leak”
May 9th, 2012
For over thirty years one of the great mysteries in contemporary American politics was the identity of Deep Throat, the shadowy source who helped Bob Woodward of the Washington Post uncover the Watergate scandal.
Then, in 2005, former FBI official Mark Felt outed himself as Deep Throat, and was condemned by many, hailed as a hero by many others.
But few have explored why Mark Felt did what he did. Indeed, isn’t that at the heart of the question of whether he’s a hero or a villain.
In his new book “Leak” Max Holland digs into what motivated Mark Felt, what was in it for him, and whether he really was a conscientious whistleblower defending a democracy under threat — or someone with a far less lofty goal.
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