The Resource Secrecy : the American experience, Daniel Patrick Moynihan ; introduction by Richard Gid Powers

Secrecy : the American experience, Daniel Patrick Moynihan ; introduction by Richard Gid Powers

Label
Secrecy : the American experience
Title
Secrecy
Title remainder
the American experience
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Patrick Moynihan ; introduction by Richard Gid Powers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 curtail or end it. Senator Moynihan begins with the intriguing story of the Venona project, the Soviet spy cables intercepted during World War II and decrypted by the U.S. Army - but never passed on to President Truman. The divisive Hiss perjury trial and the McCarthy era of suspicion might have had a far different impact on American society, says Moynihan, if government agencies had not kept secrets from one another as a means of shoring up their power. He discusses the Bay of Pigs, Watergate, the Iran-Contra affair, and, finally, the failure to forecast the collapse of the Soviet Union, suggesting the many of the tragedies resulting from these events could have been averted had the issues been clarified in an open exchange of ideas
Cataloging source
DLC
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1927-2003
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Moynihan, Daniel P.
Dewey number
352.3/79
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.S4
LC item number
M68 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Official secrets
  • Executive privilege (Government information)
  • Security classification (Government documents)
  • Geheimhouding
  • Overheidsdocumenten
  • Geheimdokument
  • Spionageabwehr
  • Staatsgeheimnis
  • USA
Label
Secrecy : the American experience, Daniel Patrick Moynihan ; introduction by Richard Gid Powers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-253) and index
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
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 262 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036847583
Label
Secrecy : the American experience, Daniel Patrick Moynihan ; introduction by Richard Gid Powers
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-253) and index
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
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 262 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036847583

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