Episode

1/15 Scott Horton: Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfare

January 15, 2015

More proof of the Lead theory of crime reduction.

Contributing Editor at Harper’s Magazine and author of  Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfareexplains why Dick Cheney is the perfect example of a Lord of Secrecy. The sociological understanding of the cult of secrecy. Why bureaucracies love secrets. Why there was less secrecy during the Cold War when America actually faced an existential threat. How mediocrity and corruption flourish under secrecy. The quest for technological mastery in war and the closing of public debate. What the Thomas Drake story reveal. And is there and American “Deep State?”. John Brennan and David Petraeus and legal double standards.

On The Fun: Half: David Petraeus possibly facing criminal charges is all about covering up Benghazi! according to Fox News and Louie Gohmert. Rudy Giuliani says if Mitt Romney talked more about Benghazi he might have won in 2012 and relive one of the best moments of the 2012 campaign. The Mitt Romney pile on continues. Nancy Grace gets schooled by 2 Chainz. Random Rush. Bill Nye debates more Libertarian nonsense with Penn Jillette. And of course your calls and IMs.

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