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1984: Former Nixon Official Warns about Excessive Government Secrecy

William Rogers.William Rogers. [Source: Stephen Ferry / Viewimages]William Rogers, former secretary of state under Richard Nixon, observes, “The public should view excessive secrecy among government officials as parents view sudden quiet where youngsters are playing. It is a sign of trouble.” (Dean 2004, pp. xi)


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