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The Resource The war on leakers : national security and American democracy, from Eugene v. Debs to Edward Snowden, Lloyd C. Gardner

The war on leakers : national security and American democracy, from Eugene v. Debs to Edward Snowden, Lloyd C. Gardner

Label
The war on leakers : national security and American democracy, from Eugene v. Debs to Edward Snowden
Title
The war on leakers
Title remainder
national security and American democracy, from Eugene v. Debs to Edward Snowden
Statement of responsibility
Lloyd C. Gardner
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.1/31
Index
index present
LC call number
JK468.S4
LC item number
G37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The war on leakers : national security and American democracy, from Eugene v. Debs to Edward Snowden, Lloyd C. Gardner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1650664
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781620970638
Lccn
2015027800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1650664
  • (Sirsi) 1650664
  • (OCoLC)891619013
Label
The war on leakers : national security and American democracy, from Eugene v. Debs to Edward Snowden, Lloyd C. Gardner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1650664
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781620970638
Lccn
2015027800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1650664
  • (Sirsi) 1650664
  • (OCoLC)891619013

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