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The Resource Lords of secrecy : the national security elite and America's stealth warfare, Scott Horton

Lords of secrecy : the national security elite and America's stealth warfare, Scott Horton

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Lords of secrecy : the national security elite and America's stealth warfare
Title
Lords of secrecy
Title remainder
the national security elite and America's stealth warfare
Statement of responsibility
Scott Horton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"State secrecy is increasingly used as the explanation for the shrinking of public discussion surrounding national security issues. The phrase "that's classified" is increasingly used not to protect national secrets from legitimate enemies, but rather to stifle public discourse regarding national security. Washington today is inclined to see secrecy as a convenient cure to many of its problems. But too often these problems are not challenges to national security, they involve the embarrassment of political figures, disclosure of mismanagement, incompetence and corruption and even outright criminality. For national security issues to figure in democratic deliberation, the public must have access to basic facts that underlie the issues. The more those facts disappear under a cloak of state secrecy, the less space remains for democratic process and the more deliberation falls into the hands of largely unelected national security elites. The way out requires us to think much more critically and systematically about secrecy and its role in a democratic state"--
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Horton, Scott
Dewey number
327.1273
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.S4
LC item number
H67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Official secrets
  • Government information
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
  • LAW / International
  • National security
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Lords of secrecy : the national security elite and America's stealth warfare, Scott Horton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781568587455
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014028268
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)PU587455
  • (FIPpSEB)PU587455
Label
Lords of secrecy : the national security elite and America's stealth warfare, Scott Horton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781568587455
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014028268
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)PU587455
  • (FIPpSEB)PU587455

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