The real scandal is overclassification

I’d explain it, but I’d have to kill you.

Cory Doctorow

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A photograph of the Military Records Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Displayed are some captured German records waiting to be boxed.

The fact that every president and VP has a garage or filing cabinet or shoebox full of classified documents isn’t (merely) evidence of political impunity — it’s also the latest absurd turn in the long-running true scandal: the American epidemic of overclassification and excessive secrecy.

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