Freedom of Information and the Right to Know: The Origins and Applications of the Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information and the Right to Know: The Origins and Applications of the Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information and the Right to Know: The Origins and Applications of the Freedom of Information Act

Freedom of Information and the Right to Know: The Origins and Applications of the Freedom of Information Act

Synopsis

This examination of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) traces the American origins of the belief that the citizens of a democracy have a natural right to know about the workings of their government. Despite continuing Executive opposition, today's federal bureaucracy works effectively with the FOIA requester community to guarantee an informed citizenry and an open government.
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