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Secrecy : the American experience

Author: Daniel P Moynihan
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1998.
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Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, chairman of the bipartisan Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy, here presents an eloquent and fascinating account of the development of secrecy as a mode of regulation in American government since World War I - how it was born, how world events shaped it, how it has adversely affected momentous political decisions and events, and how it has eluded efforts to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel P Moynihan
ISBN: 0300077564 9780300077568 0300080794 9780300080797
OCLC Number: 39182564
Description: ix, 262 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Secrecy as Regulation --
The Experience of World War I --
The Encounter with Communism --
The Experience of World War II --
The Bomb --
A Culture of Secrecy --
The Routinization of Secrecy --
A Culture of Openness.
Responsibility: Daniel Patrick Moynihan ; introduction by Richard Gid Powers.

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