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Bookmarked by @pre: America’s Open Wound - Continuing Ed — with Edward Snowden

"From the year it was established, Presidents and their cadres have regularly directed the CIA to go beyond the law for reasons that cannot be justified, and therefore must be concealed — classified. The primary result of the classification system is not an increase in national security, but a decrease in transparency. Without meaningful transparency, there is no accountability, and without accountability, there is no learning."

edwardsnowden.substack.com/p/a

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