Download and read online Secrecy in PDF and EPUB Traces the development of secrecy as a government policy over the twentieth century and its adverse effects on Cold War policy making
Download and read online Secrecy in PDF and EPUB First came the sin. Then the lies. He was handsome, charming, irresistable, and an eighteen-year-old lady-killer, her uncle Cliff's stepson, Ted. But in one terrible night he would shatter the life of fourteen-year-old Charlotte Dawes and nearly destroy her family. Years afterward, Charlotte would remember that night with fear and loathing, with pain that could be banished only by her work as a gifted architect, building a new world for others as she conceals her own. For Charlotte's family, prime employers in New England mill town, what happened to Charlotte was the beginning of the end. Her father is left shattered by his daughter's pain. Her troubled mother is unable to cope. And her distinguished family has fallen from grace, plunged into debt. The only rock that sustains them in their darkest hours is a woman whose own guilty secret has given her the power to ruin--or resurrect--the family to whom she owes her life. Belva Plain's searing novel cuts to the heart of a family ravaged by secrecy. But it is ultimately a story of redemption, the kind that grows when one person dares to tell the truth.
Download and read online The Torment of Secrecy in PDF and EPUB Edward Shils's The Torment of Secrecy is one of the few minor classics to emerge from the cold war years of anticommunism and McCarthyism in the United States. Mr. Shils's "torment" is not only that of the individual caught up in loyalty and security procedures; it is also the torment of the accuser and judge. This essay in sociological analysis and political philosophy considers the cold war preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and subversion at home, assessing the magnitude of such threats and contrasting it to the agitation—by lawmakers, investigators, and administrators—so wildly directed against the "enemy." Mr. Shils's examination of a recurring American characteristic is as timely as ever. "Brief...lucid... brilliant."—American Political Science Review. "A fine, sophisticated analysis of American social metabolism."—New Republic. "An excitingly lucid and intelligent work on a subject of staggering importance...the social preconditions of political democracy."—Social Forces.
Download and read online Government Secrecy in PDF and EPUB While descriptions of government secrecy abound in the scholarly and popular literature, no universally accepted definitions of government secrecy exist, although the concept of secrecy is generally understood as the intentional concealment of information by individuals and groups (Simmel, 1906; Bok, 1989). Secrecy is related to the larger concept of information control, which Tefft (1992, p. 39) considers a "social-science label which describes the process whereby secrets, private information, and the like are shared with some, but not with others...no society do individuals treat all others with complete candor." Moreover, secrecy itselfmight better be defined as the mandatory or voluntary, but calculated, concealment of information, activities, or relationships. From the community's perspective the secrets may involve activities, plans, or relationships that are legal, illegal, or ethically neutral. (Tefft, 1980, p. 320). - Extract.
Download and read online The Genesis of Secrecy in PDF and EPUB Analyzes in detail the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to understand how meaning is concealed and how it is revealed
Download and read online Secrecy a cross cultural perspective in PDF and EPUB Essays discuss the nature of privacy and secrecy, their perception in other cultures, and their application in business, organizations, and intelligence work
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Download and read online Milton s Secrecy in PDF and EPUB Milton's Secrecy argues that the work of John Milton presents a theory of interpretation - or hermeneutics - emphasizing openness and recognition over hiddenness and discovery. The book draws on multiple early modern discourses for its historical coherence, and on the philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer for its theoretical validity.
Download and read online Secrecy in US Foreign Policy in PDF and EPUB Secrecy in US Foreign Policy examines the pursuit of strict secrecy by President Nixon and his National Security Advisor Kissinger in foreign policy decision making in relation to the US rapprochement with China. Newly declassified materials help to identify key questions and highlight the dynamics of events.
Download and read online Report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy in PDF and EPUB S. Doc 105-2. Item 996-A. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Chairman. Congress established the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy in Title IX of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 103-236) to make “comprehensive proposals for reform” that are designed “to reduce the volume of information classified and thereby to strengthen the protection of legitimately classified information,” as well as to improve existing personnel security procedures. This March 1997 volume contains recommendations for actions by the executive and legislative branch to both protect and reduce government secrecy.
Download and read online Secrecy in PDF and EPUB A sorcerer in wax. A fugitive. Haunted by a past he cannot escape. Threatened by a future he cannot imagine. Zummo, a Sicilian sculptor, is summoned by Cosimo III to join the Medici court. Late seventeenth-century Florence is a hotbed of repression and hypocrisy. All forms of pleasure are brutally punished, and the Grand Duke himself, a man for whom marriage has been an exquisite torture, hides his pain beneath a show of excessive piety. The Grand Duke asks Zummo to produce a life-size woman out of wax, an antidote to the French wife who made him suffer so. As Zummo wrestles with this unique commission, he falls under the spell of a woman whose elusiveness mirrors his own, but whose secrets are far more explosive. Lurking in the wings is the poisonous Dominican priest, Stufa, who has it within his power to destroy Zummo’s livelihood, if not his life. In this highly charged novel, Thomson brings Florence to life in all its vibrant sensuality, while remaining entirely contemporary in his exploration of the tensions between love and solitude, beauty and decay. When reality becomes threatening, not to say unfathomable, survival strategies are tested to the limit. Redemption is a possibility, but only if the agonies of death and separation can be transcended.
Download and read online Visual Cultures of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe in PDF and EPUB Secrets in all their variety permeated early modern Europe, from the whispers of ambassadors at court to the emphatically publicized books of home remedies that flew from presses and booksellers’ shops. This interdisciplinary volume draws on approaches from art history and cultural studies to investigate the manifestations of secrecy in printed books and drawings, staircases and narrative paintings, ecclesiastical furnishings and engravers’ tools. Topics include how patrons of art and architecture deployed secrets to construct meanings and distinguish audiences, and how artists and patrons manipulated the content and display of the subject matter of artworks to create an aura of exclusive access and privilege. Essays examine the ways in which popes and princes skillfully deployed secrets in works of art to maximize social control, and how artists, printers, and folk healers promoted their wares through the impression of valuable, mysterious knowledge. The authors contributing to the volume represent both established authorities in their field as well as emerging voices. This volume will have wide appeal for historians, art historians, and literary scholars, introducing readers to a fascinating and often unexplored component of early modern culture.
Download and read online Blacked Out in PDF and EPUB Nearly forty years ago the US Congress passed the landmark Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) giving the public the right to government documents. This 'right to know' has been used over the past decades to challenge overreaching Presidents and secretive government agencies. The example of transparency in government has served as an example to nations around the world spawning similar statutes in fifty-nine countries. This 2006 book examines the evolution of the move toward openness in government. It looks at how technology has aided the disclosure and dissemination of information. The author tackles the question of whether the drive for transparency has stemmed the desire for government secrecy and discusses how many governments ignore or frustrate the legal requirements for the release of key documents. Blacked Out is an important contribution during a time where profound changes in the structure of government are changing access to government documents.
Download and read online Beyond Secrecy in PDF and EPUB This is the first account of what Canadians contributed to Vatican II, the most significant religious event since the 16th-century Reformation and certainly the most important of the 20th-century. When Pope John XXIII announced it on January 25th, 1959, there was an immediate wave of interest and anticipation among Catholics and other Christians. Church reform movements that had been moving slowly in such areas as ecumenism, lay participation and liturgy began to gain impetus. However, official participation by the Catholic bishops and others who would be called to the council was kept secret. This book records for the first time the suggestions for the council's agenda sent to Rome by the bishops of Canada: English, French and Ukrainian. When the council ended, the record showed that Canadians had made 63 of the more than 2,000 oral interventions. In written remarks and by the voting record, the Canadian bishops showed themselves to be strongly in favour of John XXIII's view that the church needed renewal and reform to carry on its mission in the modern world. No other English book attempts to give a full account of Canadian participation in Vatican II. This book records hitherto unknown work by Canadian participants in Vatican II. It will inform all Canadians, bringing new information to those who lived tthrough those heady years, and introduce younger Canadians to all that was at stake 40 years ago. The years 2000-2003 are the 40th anniversary of the Council. Many would argue that a new Council and new thinking are called for again. Whether or not a Vatican III Council is to take place in coming years, we have much to learn from Vatican II.
Download and read online Defacement in PDF and EPUB Defacement asks what happens when something precious is despoiled. In specifying the human face as the ideal type for thinking through such violation, this book raises the issue of secrecy as the depth that seems to surface with the tearing of surface.