Nation of Secrets by Ted Gup
The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life

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Award winning journalist Ted Gup exposes how and why our most important institutions increasingly keep secrets from the very people they are supposed to serve.Drawing on his decades as an investigative reporter, Ted Gup argues that a preoccupation with secrets has undermined the very values--security, patriotism, and privacy--in whose name secrecy is so often invoked. He explores the blatant exploitation of privacy and confidentiality in academia, business, and the courts, and concludes that in case after case, these principles have been twisted to allow the emergence of a shadow system of justice, unaccountable to the public. Nation of Secrets not only sounds the alarm to warn against an unethical way of life, but calls for the preservation of our democracy as we know it.

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About Ted Gup

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Ted Gup is a legendary investigative reporter who worked under Bob Woodward at the Washington Post, and later at Time. He is a recipient of numerous awards, including the the George Polk Award and the Worth Bingham Prize. The author of The Book of Honor, Gup is a professor of journalism at Case Western Reserve University.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published October 14, 2008 by Anchor. 338 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Higher up the public-sector food chain, backroom deals are the norm, while “Congressional legislation routinely appears without any author’s name, masking the identity of special interests and those under their sway.” Over at the Pentagon, the number of people with so-called original classificati...

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