Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, ‘Wikileaks’: we live in the age of the high profile whistleblower who seems eager to reveal the scope and contents of government secrets. What, then, is the proper role of state secrecy in a democracy? And who—if anyone—can be trusted with assuring state secrecy is not abused? Dennis Phillips examines Rahul Sagar’s recent book intriguing entitled Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy.
Read Dennis’ article (489) in the Australian Review of Public Affairs.
Title: Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Date Published: 2014
Author/s: Rahul Sagar
Image: book cover