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[Official Business]

Talking Secrets


Join Scott Horton and Andrew Sullivan for a discussion about the U.S. intelligence community.

Scott Horton, a Harper’s Magazine contributing editor, will discuss The Lords of Secrecy, his new book on U.S. intelligence agencies, with Andrew Sullivan (formerly of the Dish, the Atlantic, and The New Republic) on March 10, at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. 

In The Lords of Secrecy, Horton argues that the conduct of intelligence services, both at home and abroad, undermines the very democratic values that the agencies claim to support. “They have carefully calculated the points likely to alarm the public and stir action,” he writes. “More effectively than before, they use secrecy not only to cover up their past mistakes but also to wrest from the public decisions about the future that properly belong to the people. Increasingly, Congress seems no match for them.”

See Horton and Sullivan on Tuesday, March 10, at 7:00 pm, at the George Washington University Law School, Lisner Hall, Student Conference Center, 2000 H Street NW, in Washington, D.C.

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