Secrecy

Secrecy Author Daniel Patrick Moynihan
ISBN-10 0300080794
Release 1999-10-01
Pages 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 Author Frank Kermode
ISBN-10 0674345355
Release 1979
Pages 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 Author Edward Shils
ISBN-10 9781461720607
Release 1996-02-01
Pages 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.



Milton s Secrecy

Milton s Secrecy Author James Dougal Fleming
ISBN-10 9781351917506
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 216
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Scientific modernity treats interpretation as a matter of discovery. Discovery, however, may not be all that matters about interpretation. In Milton's Secrecy, J. D. Fleming argues that the poetry and prose of John Milton (1608-1674) are about the presentation of a radically different hermeneutic model. This is based on openness within language, rather than on secrets within the world. Milton's representations of meaning are exoteric, not esoteric; recognitive, not inventive. Milton's Secrecy places its titular subject in opposition to the epistemology of modern natural science, and to the interpretative assumptions that science supports. At the same time, the book places Milton within early modern contexts of interpretation and knowledge. Drawing on Renaissance Neoplatonism, Tudor-Stuart ideology, and the Calvinist theory of conscience, Milton's Secrecy argues that the attempt to theorize interpretation without discovery is not unorthodox within early modern English culture. If anything, Milton's hostility to secrecy and discovery aligns him with his culture's ethical and hermeneutic ideal. Milton's Secrecy provides an historical framework for considering the theoretical validity of this ideal, by aligning it with the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer.



Secrecy and Liberty

Secrecy and Liberty Author Sandra Coliver
ISBN-10 9041111913
Release 1999-07-14
Pages 575
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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 Author Christian H. Bull
ISBN-10 9789004212077
Release 2011-10-28
Pages 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.



Secrecy and Concealment

Secrecy and Concealment Author Hans Hans Gerhard Kippenberg
ISBN-10 9004102353
Release 1995
Pages 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.



Secrecy in US Foreign Policy

Secrecy in US Foreign Policy Author Yukinori Komine
ISBN-10 0754672727
Release 2008
Pages 287
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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. Newly declassified materials help to identify key questions and highlight the dynamics of events.



Secrecy a cross cultural perspective

Secrecy  a cross cultural perspective Author Stanton K. Tefft
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017972750
Release 1980
Pages 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



Combinatorial Designs for Authentication and Secrecy Codes

Combinatorial Designs for Authentication and Secrecy Codes Author Michael Huber
ISBN-10 9781601983589
Release 2010-05-01
Pages 158
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Authenticity and secrecy are two crucial concepts in cryptography and information security. Although independent in their nature, certain applications require that both aspects hold simultaneously. In the case of unconditional, or information-theoretic, security, authentication and secrecy codes can be used to maximise the likelihood of detecting deception. The construction of such codes is of great importance and has been considered by many researchers over the last few decades. Combinatorial Designs for Authentication and Secrecy Codes describes in depth classical and current interconnections between combinatorial designs and authentication and secrecy codes. Moreover, it provides a tutorial overview on the theory of combinatorial designs. These fundamental discrete structures find applications in fields as diverse as error-correcting codes, statistical design of experiments, cryptography and information security, mobile and wireless communications, group testing algorithms in DNA screening, software and hardware testing, and interconnection networks. In particular, the last few years have witnessed an increasing body of work in the communications and information theory literature that makes substantial use of results in combinatorial design theory. Combinatorial Designs for Authentication and Secrecy Codes is a succinct in-depth review and tutorial of a subject that promises to lead to major advances in computer and communication security.



Codes

Codes Author Richard A. Mollin
ISBN-10 1420035088
Release 2005-05-24
Pages 704
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From the Rosetta Stone to public-key cryptography, the art and science of cryptology has been used to unlock the vivid history of ancient cultures, to turn the tide of warfare, and to thwart potential hackers from attacking computer systems. Codes: The Guide to Secrecy from Ancient to Modern Times explores the depth and breadth of the field, remaining accessible to the uninitiated while retaining enough rigor for the seasoned cryptologist. The book begins by tracing the development of cryptology from that of an arcane practice used, for example, to conceal alchemic recipes, to the modern scientific method that is studied and employed today. The remainder of the book explores the modern aspects and applications of cryptography, covering symmetric- and public-key cryptography, cryptographic protocols, key management, message authentication, e-mail and Internet security, and advanced applications such as wireless security, smart cards, biometrics, and quantum cryptography. The author also includes non-cryptographic security issues and a chapter devoted to information theory and coding. Nearly 200 diagrams, examples, figures, and tables along with abundant references and exercises complement the discussion. Written by leading authority and best-selling author on the subject Richard A. Mollin, Codes: The Guide to Secrecy from Ancient to Modern Times is the essential reference for anyone interested in this exciting and fascinating field, from novice to veteran practitioner.



Secrecy World

Secrecy World Author Jake Bernstein
ISBN-10 9781250126696
Release 2017-11-21
Pages 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.



Secrecy in the Bush Administration

Secrecy in the Bush Administration Author Siegfried D. Barone
ISBN-10 1600211607
Release 2007
Pages 117
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Open and accountable government is one of the bedrock principles of our democracy. Yet, virtually since inauguration day, questions have been raised about the Bush Administration's commitment to this principle. News articles and reports by independent groups over the last four years have identified a growing series of instances where the Administration has sought to operate without public or congressional scrutiny. At the request of Rep. Henry A Waxman, this report is a comprehensive examination of secrecy in the Bush Administration. It analyses how the Administration has implemented each of our nation's major open government laws. The report finds that there has been a consistent pattern in the Administration's actions: laws that are designed to promote public access to information have been undermined, while laws that authorise the government to withhold information or to operate in secret have repeatedly been expanded. The cumulative result is an unprecedented assault on the principle of open government.



The Culture of Secrecy

The Culture of Secrecy Author David Vincent
ISBN-10 0198203071
Release 1998
Pages 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.



Defacement

Defacement Author Michael T. Taussig
ISBN-10 0804732000
Release 1999
Pages 311
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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.



Rule by Secrecy

Rule by Secrecy Author Jim Marrs
ISBN-10 9780060931841
Release 2001-04-24
Pages 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.



Government Secrecy

Government Secrecy Author Susan Maret
ISBN-10 9780857243898
Release 2011
Pages 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.