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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

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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 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." --
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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 / Government / Executive Branch
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
  • Freedom of information
  • Intelligence service
  • Official secrets
  • United States
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
Control code
1589062
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 350 pages
Isbn
9781620970515
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014035650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1589062
  • (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
Control code
1589062
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 350 pages
Isbn
9781620970515
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014035650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1589062
  • (OCoLC)884815152

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