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Government Secrecy: Classic and Contemporary Readings Paperback – December 30, 2008

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"This collection contains 45 historical and contemporary readings on the topic of government secrecy in the US in different time periods and contexts. Maret (library and information science, San Jose State U.) and Goldman (intelligence, National Defence Intelligence College) include readings written as early as 1787 (by Thomas Jefferson), up to 2008, most of which are from the mid-twentieth century and later. Readings cover the history, philosophy, theory, practice, critique, and justification of the field, and consider definitions, organizational aspects in selected intelligence agencies such as the CIA and NSA, criteria for government secret keeping, secrecy as regulation, national security and presidential power, and after 9/11 and the future of information."


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Government Secrecy is designed to engage students and other interested parties in critical discovery of secrecy as an ongoing and potentially necessary form of government policy.

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