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Can a Democracy Do the Needful?

In the final segment of the Uncommon Knowledge interview with former secretary of state George Shultz:  terrorism.  In October 2005, the White House released a list of ten terrorist plots that the United States had thwarted since the attacks of 9/11.  But the details were–and remain–obscure, suggesting an exceedlingly difficult problem of practical politics:

How, as I asked George Shultz, can a president sustain public support for activities about which the public itself must be kept in the dark? 

For the former secretary of state’s answer, click here