One of his most striking opinion piece quotes comes from Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan's thought provoking book: "Secrecy: The American Experience".
Published by the Yale University Press in 1998, "Secrecy: The American Experience" was widely acclaimed as ..."the best book of the year - and then some - about law, government, politics, American history, and human nature. .... the book describes the baleful impact on our national life of the ever expanding imposition of government secrecy..."
George Will provides this brutally honest insight from Senator Moynihan:
"... secrecy makes government stupid by keeping secrets from itself."
Can you think of any federal government agency which might improve its I.Q. by listening to the Senator's advice on being more open-minded to dialogue and more transparent in its operations?
Of course the other great quote from Senator Moynihan in the book was:
"Secrecy is for losers."