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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.

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Reprint of the Free Press edition of 1956 with a new (16 p.) introduction by Daniel P. Moynihan.
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Synopsis:

One of the few minor classics to emerge from the cold war years of McCarthyism--an essay in sociological analysis and political philosophy that considers the cold war preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and subversion at home, and the agitation so wildly directed against the enemy. Brief...lucid...brilliant. --American Political Science Review. With an Introduction by Daniel P. Moynihan.

Synopsis:

One of the few minor classics to emerge from the cold war years of McCarthyismQan essay in sociological analysis and political philosophy that considers the cold war preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and subversion at home, and the agitation so wildly directed against the Renemy.S RBrief...lucid...brilliant.SQAmerican Political Science Review. With an Introduction by Daniel P. Moynihan.

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ISBN:
9781566631051
Author:
Shils, Edward Albert
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Communism
Subject:
Internal security
Subject:
United States Politics and government 1933-1953.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.01x5.00x.80 in. .58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , One of the few minor classics to emerge from the cold war years of McCarthyism--an essay in sociological analysis and political philosophy that considers the cold war preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and subversion at home, and the agitation so wildly directed against the enemy. Brief...lucid...brilliant. --American Political Science Review. With an Introduction by Daniel P. Moynihan.
"Synopsis" by , One of the few minor classics to emerge from the cold war years of McCarthyismQan essay in sociological analysis and political philosophy that considers the cold war preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and subversion at home, and the agitation so wildly directed against the Renemy.S RBrief...lucid...brilliant.SQAmerican Political Science Review. With an Introduction by Daniel P. Moynihan.
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