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The Resource Democracy in the dark : the seduction of government secrecy, Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr

Democracy in the dark : the seduction of government secrecy, Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr

Label
Democracy in the dark : the seduction of government secrecy
Title
Democracy in the dark
Title remainder
the seduction of government secrecy
Statement of responsibility
Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From Dick Cheney's man-sized safe to NSA's massive intelligence gathering, secrecy has captured the American government's modus operandi better than the ideals of the Constitution. In this important new book, Fritz Schwarz, who was chief counsel to the U.S. Church Committee on Intelligence-which uncovered CIA plots to assassinate world leaders, including Fidel Castro's exploding cigar-uses examples ranging from the dropping of the first Atomic bomb, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, to Iran Contra and 9/11 to illuminate this central question: How much secrecy does good governance require? Schwarz argues that while some control of information is necessary, governments tend to fall prey to a culture of secrecy that is ultimately not just hazardous to democracy but antithetical to it. This historical survey provides the essential context to understand recent cases from Chelsea Manning to Edward Snowden. Democracy in the Dark is a natural companion to Schwarz's Unchecked and Unbalanced, co-written with Aziz Huq, which plumbed the power of the executive branch-a power that often depends on and derives from the use of secrecy."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwarz, Frederick A. O.
Dewey number
342.73/0662
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4774
LC item number
.S39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of information
  • Official secrets
  • Intelligence service
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Freedom of information
  • Intelligence service
  • Official secrets
  • United States
  • Regierung
  • Informationspolitik
  • Geheimdienst
  • Geheimhaltung
  • USA
Label
Democracy in the dark : the seduction of government secrecy, Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Congress I : investigation and oversight
  • Congress II : the Freedom of Information Act
  • The courts and secrecy
  • Author's note:
  • Personal encounters with secrecy
  • From the Garden of Eden to America's founding
  • More openness to more secrecy : America from the founding to the secrecy era
  • Appropriate secrecy and its limits : 9/11, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and where to drop the first atomic bomb
  • Building power through secrecy : J. Edgar Hoover and Dick Cheney
  • Six secrecy stories : from slavery to science
  • Cultures of secrecy
  • The seduction of secrecy
  • Leaks, investigative journalism, and nonprofit watchdogs
Control code
ocn884815152
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 350 pages
Isbn
9781620970515
Lccn
2014035650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620970515
  • (OCoLC)884815152
Label
Democracy in the dark : the seduction of government secrecy, Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Congress I : investigation and oversight
  • Congress II : the Freedom of Information Act
  • The courts and secrecy
  • Author's note:
  • Personal encounters with secrecy
  • From the Garden of Eden to America's founding
  • More openness to more secrecy : America from the founding to the secrecy era
  • Appropriate secrecy and its limits : 9/11, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and where to drop the first atomic bomb
  • Building power through secrecy : J. Edgar Hoover and Dick Cheney
  • Six secrecy stories : from slavery to science
  • Cultures of secrecy
  • The seduction of secrecy
  • Leaks, investigative journalism, and nonprofit watchdogs
Control code
ocn884815152
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 350 pages
Isbn
9781620970515
Lccn
2014035650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620970515
  • (OCoLC)884815152

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