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"We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know, and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows."
Katharine Graham (more quotes by Katharine Graham or books by/about Katharine Graham)
(1917-2001) American publisher, owner of Washington Post and Newsweek magazine.
speech to CIA recruits in 1988
CIA, Freedom, Government, Knowledge, Police, Privacy, Propaganda, Liberty, Secrecy