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On this edition of Peter Lavelle's CrossTalk, he asks his guests how big the gap is between what WikiLeaks does and the possibility of a cyber war in the immediate future.
love Mr Lavelles program. Makes all the political talk shows in america look anemic. He always has great topics with interesting guests.
One of the guests provocatively asked if governments have the right to have some secrets.
The answer that nobody gave is that in a democracy, such right exists only if the secret in question is not antithetical to democracy.
It means that in a democracy, secrets are illegitimate if they prevent citizens to form their political views and positions on the basis of truth, and if they then represent lies in political terms, manipulating the citizens into forming their political positions on the basis of fallacies and lack of truthful information.
So if a secret has no political significance, only an operatice one, it can be legitimate.
On the other hand, if it has internal political significance, then it is illegitimate.
I agree with Martin, Mr Lavelle asks a question the guest opens their mouth to speak but before a word can leave their lips Mr Lavelle starts to elaborate on the question he’s just asked this happens every time and takes up 25% of the programme.....he either loves the sound of his own voice or he thinks the quests are all a little thick. His style makes the show boring as it just plods along.
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