Abstract

Three applications of memoir theory and reception—the ethics of betrayal, the calibration of transparency, and the unknown knowledge called "nescience"—illuminate the public reaction to state secrets, from the Pentagon Papers to WikiLeaks. The correlations between family secrets and state secrets yield new ways to understand the workings of secrecy in contemporary culture.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 472-491
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-03
Open Access
No
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