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Author Gardner, Lloyd C.

Title The war on leakers : national security and American democracy, from Eugene v. Debs to Edward Snowden / Lloyd C. Gardner. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. New Press, 2016.
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Contents From the Espionage Act to the national security state -- Where Ellsberg fits in -- The great transformation -- Front lines-leakers and the new (old) journalism -- Prosecutions and principles -- A time of testing limits -- A house divided against itself -- Afraid of our shadow (Government)? -- Defending the republic?
Summary "Four days before Pearl Harbor, in December 1941, someone leaked American contingency war plans to the Chicago Tribune. The small splash the story made was overwhelmed by the shock waves caused by the Japanese attack on the Pacific fleet anchored in Hawaii-but the ripples never subsided, growing quietly but steadily across the Cold War, Vietnam, the fall of Communism, and into the present. Ripped from today's headlines, Lloyd C. Gardner's latest book takes a deep dive into the previously unexamined history of national security leakers. The War on Leakers joins the growing debate over surveillance and the national security state, bringing to bear the unique perspective of one our most respected diplomatic historians. Gardner examines how national security leaks have been grappled with over nearly five decades, what the relationship of "leaking" has been to the exercise of American power during and after the Cold War, and the implications of all this for how we should think about the role of leakers and democracy. Gardner's eye-opening new history asks us to consider why America has invested so much of its resources, technology, and credibility in a system that all but cries out for loyal Americans to leak its secrets"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Official secrets -- United States.
Government information -- United States.
Leaks (Disclosure of information) -- United States.
Electronic surveillance -- United States.
Democracy -- United States.
National security -- United States.
Democracy. (OCoLC)fst00890077
Electronic surveillance. (OCoLC)fst00907477
Government information. (OCoLC)fst00945364
Leaks (Disclosure of information) (OCoLC)fst00994785
National security. (OCoLC)fst01033711
Official secrets. (OCoLC)fst01044261
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360.
ISBN 9781620970812 : $26.99
1620970813 : $26.99
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