An Article Looking at Building Hydrogen Bombs

TitleAn Article Looking at Building Hydrogen Bombs
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsLadenson, R
Corporate Authorsof Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, IIT
PublisherCenter for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsfreedom , FREEDOM of speech , JOURNALISM , media , MEDIA ETHICS
AbstractIn 1979, the Progressive, a periodical dealing with political and social issues, entered into final preparation for publishing an article about the design and manufacture of hydrogen bombs. The article contained no classified information, but was based upon interviews and general reading. One of the reviewers let the U.S. Department of Energy know about the article, a government attorney filed a motion on federal court to stop publication of the article as a breach of national security.
NotesCase from the 1994 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
URLhttp://ethics.iit.edu/EEL/progressive.pdf
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