The Torment Of Secrecy

Author: Edward Shils
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
ISBN: 1461720605
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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, ...


Author: Daniel P. Moynihan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788146858
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Finally, the Commission has drawn a distinction between "secrecy" and "privacy."
In The Torment of Secrecy (originally published in 1956 and reissued last year
with an Introduction by Chairman Moynihan), Edward A. Shils contrasted "
secrecy," which he defined as "the compulsory withholding of knowledge,
reinforced by the prospect of sanctions for disclosure," from "privacy," which he
termed "the voluntary withholding of information reinforced by a willing
indifference."3 The report ...

Intelligence Espionage And Related Topics

Author: James D. Calder
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313292903
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Suffice to suggest that new disciplines and subfields often evolve from the
particularly profound insights of established scholars or from pioneering work at
the intellectual borders of traditional disciplines. Sociology, for example,
developed an interest in organizational secrecy, drawing credibility from the work
of Georg Simmel,5 and more recently from the work of Edward Shils on the
McCarthy era and the "torment of secrecy." American historians expanded their
interest in espionage ...

Technology And Human Fulfillment

Author: George W. M. Thompson
Publisher: Lanham, MD : University Press of America
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He notes that occupations have developed which are centered around the task of
intruding in personal affairs. These intrusions are set in the context of objectives
and forces which are insurmountable in today's world. The intrusion into privacy
is one way the powerful and. 68Shils, The Intellectual, p. 67. 69Shils, The
Intellectual, p. 57. 60Shils, The Torment of Secrecy, p. 238. 61 Shils, The Torment
of Secrecy, pp. 237, 235. 62Shils, The Torment of Secrecy, p. 12. "Shils, The
Torment 69 ...

Bombing To Win

Author: Robert A. Pape
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801471508
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36 Philip Knightly, The First Casualty (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,
1975); David Wise, The Politics of Lying: Government Deception, Secrecy, and
Power (New York: Random House, 1973); David M. Kennedy, Over Here: The
First World War and American Society (New York: Oxford University Press, 1980),
chap. 1. 37 Van Evera, “Causes of War,” pp. 683–85. 38 Aaron ... (Ithaca: Cornell
University Press, 1984). 39 Edward Shils, The Torment of Secrecy (Chicago:
University of.

Winged Faith

Author: Tulasi Srinivas
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520522
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Image and Pilgrimage in Christian Culture. New York: Columbia University Press.
Urban, Hugh B. 1998. “The Torment of Secrecy: Ethical and Epistemological
Problems in the Study of Esoteric Traditions.” History of Religions 37:209–248. —
—— 2003a. “Avatar for Our Age: Sathya Sai Baba and the Cultural
Contradictions of Late Capitalism.” Religion 33:73–93. ——— 2003b. Tantra: Sex
, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion. Berkeley: University of
California Press.

A Fragment Of A Sociological Autobiography

Author: Edward Shils
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412809122
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The book contains fascinating discussion of many of the people Shils knew throughout his illustrious career: Robert Park, Louis Wirth, Talcott Parsons, Karl Mannheim, Michael Polanyi, Audrey Richards, Karl Popper, Robert Merton, and many ...

Das Geheimnis Am Beginn Der Europ Ischen Moderne

Author: Gisela Engel
ISBN: 9783465031468
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Earlier generations of Europeans encountered secrecy in a variety of ways, some
still familiar, such as governments' use of spies and coded mes- 1 Edward A.
Shils, The Torment of Secrecy. The Background and Consequences of American
Security Policies, reprint Chicago 1996, pp. 235-236. 2 »The pure interest of the
bureaucray in power, however, is efficacious far beyond those areas where
purely functional interest make for secrecy. The concept of the >official secret< is
the ...


Author: James Roland Pennock
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780202368566
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Such an overlap between representatives and their constituents may then
exacerbate already existing cleavages and democratic weaknesses by further
polarizing the differences between the conflict groups, adding one more layer to
a congruity of geographical, tribal, and economic attributes, as in most of West
Africa and Uganda.18 17 Edward A. Shils, The Torment of Secrecy (New York:
The Free Press, 1956). The broad question of the leader's attitude toward his own
position is ...