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Secrecy

Secrecy

The American Experience

  • Author: Daniel Patrick Moynihan
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300080797
  • Category: History
  • Page: 262
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Traces the development of secrecy as a government policy over the twentieth century and its adverse effects on Cold War policy making

Secrecy

Secrecy

  • Author: Belva Plain
  • Publisher: Dell
  • ISBN: 0307805379
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
  • View: 2872
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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. From the Paperback edition.

Secrecy

Secrecy

  • Author: Rupert Thomson
  • Publisher: Other Press, LLC
  • ISBN: 1590516869
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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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.

Rule by Secrecy

Rule by Secrecy

Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids, The

  • Author: Jim Marrs
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0060931841
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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What secrets connect Egypt‘s Great Pyramids, the Freemasons, and the Council on Foreign Relations? In this astonishing book, celebrated journalist Jim Marrs examines the world‘s most closely guarded secrets, tracing the history of clandestine societies and the power they have wielded – from the ancient mysteries to modern–day conspiracy theories. Searching for truth, he uncovers disturbing evidence that the real movers and shakers of the world collude covertly to start and stop wars, manipulate stock markets, maintain class distinctions, and even censor the news. Provocative and utterly compelling, Rule by Secrecy offers a singular worldview that may explain who we are, where we came from, and where we are going.

Secrecy and Deceit

Secrecy and Deceit

The Religion of the Crypto-Jews

  • Author: David Martin Gitlitz
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826328137
  • Category: History
  • Page: 677
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Secrecy and Deceit documents the religious customs of the Iberian Jews who converted to Catholicism, largely under duress, in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Although many of the converts quickly melded into the Catholic mainstream, thousands of others and their descendents strove to preserve their Jewish culture despite the efforts of the Inquisition to suppress them. The book details crypto-Jewish culture in Spain, Portugal, and their American colonies, principally Mexico, Peru, and Brazil. The author uses Inquisition records, chronicles, rabbinical rulings, letters, eyewitness accounts, religious books, and other historical documents to give the most thorough and accurate picture of crypto-Jews ever cataloged. This book raises questions about living outside a Jewish community and what happens to religions of approximation.

Secrecy World

Secrecy World

Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite

  • Author: Jake Bernstein
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 125012669X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes us inside the world revealed by the Panama Papers, a landscape of illicit money, political corruption, and fraud on a global scale. A hidden circulatory system flows beneath the surface of global finance, carrying trillions of dollars from drug trafficking, tax evasion, bribery, and other illegal enterprises. This network masks the identities of the individuals who benefit from these activities, aided by bankers, lawyers, and auditors who get paid to look the other way. In Secrecy World, the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Jake Bernstein explores this shadow economy and how it evolved, drawing on millions of leaked documents from the files of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca—a trove now known as the Panama Papers—as well as other journalistic and government investigations. Bernstein shows how shell companies operate, how they allow the superwealthy and celebrities to escape taxes, and how they provide cover for illicit activities on a massive scale by crime bosses and corrupt politicians across the globe. Bernstein traveled to the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and within the United States to uncover how these strands fit together—who is involved, how they operate, and the real-world impact. He recounts how Mossack Fonseca was exposed and what lies ahead for the corporations, banks, law firms, individuals, and governments that are implicated. Secrecy World offers a disturbing and sobering view of how the world really works and raises critical questions about financial and legal institutions we may once have trusted.

The Genesis of Secrecy

The Genesis of Secrecy

On the Interpretation of Narrative

  • Author: Frank Kermode
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674345355
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 169
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Analyzes in detail the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to understand how meaning is concealed and how it is revealed

The Torment of Secrecy

The Torment of Secrecy

The Background and Consequences of American Secruity Policies

  • Author: Edward Shils
  • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
  • ISBN: 1461720605
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 259
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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.

Legacy of Secrecy

Legacy of Secrecy

The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination (Volume 1 of 3) (Large Print 16pt)

  • Author: Lamar Waldron
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1458760596
  • Category:
  • Page: 1136
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Legacy of Secrecy tells the full story of JFK's murder and the tragic results of the cover-ups that followed, as revealed by two dozen associates of John and Robert Kennedy, backed by thousands of files at the National Archives. The result of twenty years of research, it finally tells the full story long withheld from Congress and the American people.

Secrecy in Religions

Secrecy in Religions

  • Author: Kees W. Bolle
  • Publisher: Brill Archive
  • ISBN: 9789004083424
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 164
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WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks

Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy

  • Author: David Leigh,Luke Harding
  • Publisher: Guardian Books
  • ISBN: 0852652402
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
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It was the biggest leak in history. WikiLeaks infuriated the world's greatest superpower, embarrassed the British royal family and helped cause a revolution in Africa. The man behind it was Julian Assange, one of the strangest figures ever to become a worldwide celebrity. Was he an internet messiah or a cyber-terrorist? Information freedom fighter or sex criminal? The debate would echo around the globe as US politicians called for his assassination. Award-winning Guardian journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding have been at the centre of a unique publishing drama that involved the release of some 250,000 secret diplomatic cables and classified files from the Afghan and Iraq wars. At one point the platinum-haired hacker was hiding from the CIA in David Leigh's London house. Now, together with the paper's investigative reporting team, Leigh and Harding reveal the startling inside story of the man and the leak.

Secrecy, Law and Society

Secrecy, Law and Society

  • Author: Greg Martin,Rebecca Scott Bray,Miiko Kumar
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317575156
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 280
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Commentators have shown how a ‘culture of security’ ushered in after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 has involved exceptional legal measures and increased recourse to secrecy on the basis of protecting public safety and safeguarding national security. In this context, scholars have largely been preoccupied with the ways that increased security impinges upon civil liberties. While secrecy is justified on public interest grounds, there remains a tension between the need for secrecy and calls for openness, transparency and disclosure. In law, secrecy has implications for the separation of powers, due process, and the rule of law, raising fundamental concerns about open justice, procedural fairness and human rights. Beyond the counterterrorism and legal context, scholarly interest in secrecy has been concerned with the credibility of public and private institutions, as well as the legacies of secrecy across a range of institutional and cultural settings. By exploring the intersections between secrecy, law and society, this volume is a timely and critical intervention in secrecy debates traversing various fields of legal and social inquiry. It will be a useful resource for academic researchers, university teachers and students, as well as law practitioners and policymakers interested in the legal and socio-legal dimensions of secrecy.

Secrecy

Secrecy

Report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy

  • Author: Daniel P. Moynihan,Larry Combest
  • Publisher: DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN: 0788146858
  • Category:
  • Page: 240
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This is the highly controversial & much-publicized report that proposed changes for improving classification & declassification practices of the U.S. Government to protect the nation's secrets while still ensuring that the public has access to information on government operations. Explores the historical roots of current practices, the consequences for both the dissemination of information to the public & the sharing of info. within the Federal Government, the functioning of the bureaucracy that protects government secrets, the effort to promote greater accountability, & the various costs associated with protecting secrets & reducing secrecy. Charts & tables.

Government Secrecy

Government Secrecy

  • Author: Susan Maret
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857243896
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 434
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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.

The Culture of Secrecy

The Culture of Secrecy

Britain, 1832-1998

  • Author: David Vincent
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780198203070
  • Category: History
  • Page: 364
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This is the first, comprehensive study of secrecy in modern British history. Professor Vincent examines how and why secrets have been kept, and how systems of control have been constructed - and challenged - over the past hundred and sixty years. It is the only book to place current controversies over freedom of information in the context of the development of the liberal state since 1832.

Secrecy and Concealment

Secrecy and Concealment

Studies in the History of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Religions

  • Author: Hans Hans Gerhard Kippenberg,Guy G. Stroumsa
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004102354
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 406
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The volume addresses a neglected subject: secrecy and concealment as a means of creating identity and establishing social interaction. For the first time well known historians of mediterranean religions reveal the practical competence of notions of concealment and describe the fundamental differences between polytheistic and monotheistic systems.

Bond of Secrecy

Bond of Secrecy

My Life with CIA Spy and Watergate Conspirator E. Howard Hunt

  • Author: Saint John Hunt
  • Publisher: Trine Day
  • ISBN: 1936296845
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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A father’s last confession to his son about the CIA, Watergate, and the plot to assassinate President John F. Kennedy, this is the remarkable true story of St. John Hunt and his father E. Howard Hunt, the infamous Watergate burglar and CIA spymaster. In Howard Hunt's near-death confession to his son St. John, he revealed that key figures in the CIA were responsible for the plot to assassinate JFK in Dallas, and that Hunt himself was approached by the plotters, among whom included the CIA’s David Atlee Phillips, Cord Meyer, Jr., and William Harvey, as well as future Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis. An incredible true story told from an inside, authoritative source, this is also a personal account of a uniquely dysfunctional American family caught up in two of the biggest political scandals of the 20th century.

Secrecy, a cross-cultural perspective

Secrecy, a cross-cultural perspective

  • Author: Stanton K. Tefft
  • Publisher: Human Sciences Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 351
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Essays discuss the nature of privacy and secrecy, their perception in other cultures, and their application in business, organizations, and intelligence work

Secrecy in US Foreign Policy

Secrecy in US Foreign Policy

Nixon, Kissinger and the Rapprochement with China

  • Author: Yukinori Komine
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317058356
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 300
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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. Moreover it sheds new light on the complexity and dynamism of the evolution of China initiatives and demonstrates the many policy options and perspectives among US officials. Dr Komine focuses on three major elements of the rapprochement: "

Mystery and Secrecy in the Nag Hammadi Collection and Other Ancient Literature: Ideas and Practices

Mystery and Secrecy in the Nag Hammadi Collection and Other Ancient Literature: Ideas and Practices

Studies for Einar Thomassen at Sixty

  • Author: Christian H. Bull,Liv Lied,John D. Turner
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004212078
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 540
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Drawing on a wide array of sources, this anthology sets out to analyze the concepts of mystery and secrecy that occur in the ritual and rhetoric of antique Mediterranean religion, with an emphasis on Gnosticism, Christianity, and Paganism.