Classified : secrecy and the state in modern Britain
Moran, Christopher R. (2012) Classified : secrecy and the state in modern Britain. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107000995Full text not available from this repository.
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Classified is a fascinating account of the British state's long obsession with secrecy and the ways it sought to prevent information about its secret activities from entering the public domain. Drawing on recently declassified documents, unpublished correspondence and exclusive interviews with key officials and journalists, Christopher Moran pays particular attention to the ways that the press and memoirs have been managed by politicians and spies. He argues that, by the 1960s, governments had become so concerned at their inability to keep secrets that they increasingly sought to offset damaging leaks with their own micro-managed publications. The book reveals new insights into seminal episodes in British post-war history, including the Suez crisis, the D-Notice affair and the treachery of the Cambridge spies, identifying a new era of offensive information management and putting the contemporary battle between secret keepers, electronic media and digital whistleblowers into long-term perspective.
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Place of Publication:||Cambridge|
|Official Date:||January 2012|
|Number of Pages:||434|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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