Daniel Ellsberg’s wife was arguably the major force behind him releasing the Pentagon Papers. Behind many apparently-decisive men, there are even wiser women.
2. Also on Ellsberg:
He was ostracized by his colleagues at Rand Corporation after leaking their top-secret study. He commented afterwards (paraphrasing): “I learned that the desire to not be ostracized by the people in one’s social network keeps people from speaking up against all levels of evil.” I think this might be the keys to the kingdom.