Op-Ed: More Government Power To Keep Truth Under Wraps

The people's right to know is, like "the spirit of scientific inquiry," a "search for the truth," wrote Herbert Brucker in his 1949 groundbreaking book "Freedom of Information."

The highly regarded Hartford Courant editor and journalism educator has been credited with coining the phrase "freedom of information." Every state now has freedom of information statutes.

"Democratic society," Brucker wrote, "is predicated on the search for truth. To put it another way, the information system serves democratic government as the bee serves a flower, by pollinating it," he wrote. Continue>>>