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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.

Openness, Secrecy, Authorship

Openness, Secrecy, Authorship

Technical Arts and the Culture of Knowledge from Antiquity to the Renaissance

  • Author: Pamela O. Long
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 0801872820
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 384
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In today's world of intellectual property disputes, industrial espionage, and book signings by famous authors, one easily loses sight of the historical nature of the attribution and ownership of texts. In Openness, Secrecy, Authorship: Technical Arts and the Culture of Knowledge from Antiquity to the Renaissance, Pamela Long combines intellectual history with the history of science and technology to explore the culture of authorship. Using classical Greek as well as medieval and Renaissance European examples, Long traces the definitions, limitations, and traditions of intellectual and scientific creation and attribution. She examines these attitudes as they pertain to the technical and the practical. Although Long's study follows a chronological development, this is not merely a general work. Long is able to examine events and sources within their historical context and locale. By looking at Aristotelian ideas of Praxis, Techne, and Episteme. She explains the tension between craft and ideas, authors and producers. She discusses, with solid research and clear prose, the rise, wane, and resurgence of priority in the crediting and lionizing of authors. Long illuminates the creation and re-creation of ideas like "trade secrets," "plagiarism," "mechanical arts," and "scribal culture." Her historical study complicates prevailing assumptions while inviting a closer look at issues that define so much of our society and thought to this day. She argues that "a useful working definition of authorship permits a gradation of meaning between the poles of authority and originality," and guides us through the term's nuances with clarity rarely matched in a historical study. -- Pamela H. Smith, Pomona College, Claremont

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.

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

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

Secrecy

Secrecy

  • Author: Belva Plain
  • Publisher: Dell
  • ISBN: 0307805379
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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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.

Report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy

Report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy

Pursuant to Public Law 236, 103rd Congress

  • Author: United States. Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: 9780160541193
  • Category: Freedom of information
  • Page: 114
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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.

Secrecy in Religions

Secrecy in Religions

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

The Law and Theory of Trade Secrecy

The Law and Theory of Trade Secrecy

A Handbook of Contemporary Research

  • Author: Rochelle C. Dreyfuss,Katherine J. Strandburg
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857933078
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 640
  • View: 2020
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This timely Handbook marks a major shift in innovation studies, moving the focus of attention from the standard intellectual property regimes of copyright, patent, and trademark, to an exploration of trade secrecy and the laws governing know-how, tacit knowledge, and confidential relationships. The editors introduce the long tradition of trade secrecy protection and its emerging importance as a focus of scholarly inquiry. The book then presents theoretical, doctrinal, and comparative considerations of the foundations of trade secrecy, before moving on to study the impact of trade secrecy regimes on innovation and on other social values. Coverage includes topics such as sharing norms, expressive interests, culture, politics, competition, health, and the environment. This important Handbook offers the first modern exploration of trade secrecy law and will strongly appeal to intellectual property academics, and to students and lawyers practicing in the intellectual property area. Professors in competition law, constitutional law and environmental law will also find much to interest them in this book, as will innovation theorists.

Prepublication Review and Secrecy Agreements

Prepublication Review and Secrecy Agreements

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Oversight of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, Second Session, April 16, 24 and May 1, 1980

  • Author: United States. Congress. House. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Subcommittee on Oversight
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Official secrets
  • Page: 176
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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
  • View: 4966
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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.

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 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
  • View: 6873
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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 Sorrows of Empire

The Sorrows of Empire

Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic

  • Author: Chalmers Johnson
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Books
  • ISBN: 9781429900515
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 400
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From the author of the prophetic national bestseller Blowback, a startling look at militarism, American style, and its consequences abroad and at home In the years after the Soviet Union imploded, the United States was described first as the globe's "lone superpower," then as a "reluctant sheriff," next as the "indispensable nation," and now, in the wake of 9/11, as a "New Rome." Here, Chalmers Johnson thoroughly explores the new militarism that is transforming America and compelling its people to pick up the burden of empire. Reminding us of the classic warnings against militarism—from George Washington's farewell address to Dwight Eisenhower's denunciation of the military-industrial complex—Johnson uncovers its roots deep in our past. Turning to the present, he maps America's expanding empire of military bases and the vast web of services that supports them. He offers a vivid look at the new caste of professional warriors who have infiltrated multiple branches of government, who classify as "secret" everything they do, and for whom the manipulation of the military budget is of vital interest. Among Johnson's provocative conclusions is that American militarism is putting an end to the age of globalization and bankrupting the United States, even as it creates the conditions for a new century of virulent blowback. The Sorrows of Empire suggests that the former American republic has already crossed its Rubicon—with the Pentagon leading the way.

Government Secrecy

Government Secrecy

  • Author: Susan Maret
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857243896
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 464
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Divided into six sections, this title examines Government secrecy (GS) in a variety of contexts, including comparative examination of government control of information, new definitions, categories, censorship, ethics, and secrecy's relationship with freedom of information and transparency.

Defacement

Defacement

Public Secrecy and the Labor of the Negative

  • Author: Michael T. Taussig
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804732000
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 311
  • View: 3816
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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.

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.

Banking Secrecy and Offshore Financial Centers

Banking Secrecy and Offshore Financial Centers

Money Laundering and Offshore Banking

  • Author: Mary Alice Young
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415526329
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 190
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This book brings together the issues surrounding banking secrecy and confiscation of criminal proceeds. The book examines the existing legal agreements at the international, regional and national levels and their interaction in the substantive areas of confiscation, anti-money laundering and banking confidentiality laws. It looks at how these agreements have been applied in offshore financial centers and demonstrates that despite a number of legally binding UN Conventions as well as global anti-money laundering recommendations, the implementation of them is often lukewarm by those Parties who have ratified the Convention and adopted obligations, because of this the confiscation legislation is incompatible with strict banking confidentiality laws. The work draws on the experience of criminologists to offer critical insight into the legislative frameworks designed to deal with banking secrecy and confiscation in offshore financial centers. It goes on to offer suggestions for measures that may be taken by major economies to circumvent the lack of cooperation by offshore financial centers as intolerance towards money laundering grows in light of recent political and economic events. This book will be of particular interest to students and scholars of Law, Finance and Criminology.

Secrecy

Secrecy

African art that conceals and reveals

  • Author: Mary H. Nooter,'Wande Abimḅola,S. Terry Childs,National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 255
  • View: 7148
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