Sissela Bok's "Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation"

Sissela Bok's "Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation"

Author: 
Sissela Bok

Sissela Bok discusses all aspects of secrecy.

Book Excerpt: 
". . .This mandate affects the way in which journalists experience the conflicts felt by all who inquire into what is concealed. It adds legitimacy to their probing of secrets and enhances the allure of the unknown. But reporters invariably encounter claims that much of what they wish to investigate is confidential, be it state secrets of medial or corporate ones. They experience, too, efforts at co-optation, at including them within a chosen circle of persons in the know who cannot reveal all that they know. At other times, reporters have reason to fear reprisals from those secrets they have exposed. . ."
Year of Publication: 
Sun, 1989-12-17
Rights Information: 
Access to online material.
Book Publisher: 
Random House