Nation of Secrets

Nation of Secrets

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Award winning journalist Ted Gup exposes how and why our most important institutions increasingly keep secrets from the very people they are supposed to serve.Drawing on his decades as an investigative reporter, Ted Gup argues that a preoccupation with secrets has undermined the very values--security, patriotism, and privacy--in whose name secrecy is so often invoked. He explores the blatant exploitation of privacy and confidentiality in academia, business, and the courts, and concludes that in case after case, these principles have been twisted to allow the emergence of a shadow system of justice, unaccountable to the public. Nation of Secrets not only sounds the alarm to warn against an unethical way of life, but calls for the preservation of our democracy as we know it. From the Trade Paperback edition.The federal response to fatalities caused by Firestone tire separation and Ford Explorer rollovers was to create, ... But in July 2003, early-warning data regarding auto safety defectsa€”consumer complaints, warranty claim issues, and ... By 2004 , the data bank contained reports on 364, 296 adverse actions and malpractice payments by 215, 350 medical practitioners. ... An estimated 4, 000 reports of injuries and problems of care were reported within the first year after passage of theanbsp;...

Title:Nation of Secrets
Author:Ted Gup
Publisher:Anchor - 2008-10-14


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