Issue 161

“My Yea Is Yea, My Nay Is Nay”: Voluntaryism, Integrity and the Question of the Oath

By Carl Watner In his recent column, “The Solitary Leaker,” about Edward Snowden, David Brooks pointed out that Snowden betrayed all “honesty and integrity, … . He made explicit and implicit oaths to respect the secrecy of the information with which he was entrusted. He betrayed his oaths.” [1] Others have pointed out that perhaps …

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