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The Agony of Power & From Domination to Hegemony

We are exiting a system of domination (slavery, obedience, alienation) and entering into expansive world of hegemony in which everyone becomes hostage and accomplice of the global power

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Excerpts from How to Make Trouble and Influence People

Brisbane 1912: In protest at restrictions on public speaking two men dressed as Cossacks and bound with red gags come tearing down Queen Street on horseback. Upon their backs reads the message, ‘Sorry to say can’t speak to you today – Police Commissioner Cahill won’t let me.”

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Looking into the future: surveillance, globalization and the totalitarian potential

Once the hollowed-out self becomes virtually a mirror for surveillance, the social is consumed by whatever system rationality shapes and fuels that surveillance.

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Knowing the Self, Knowing the Other: The Comparative analysis of security intelligence

Provides 5 grounds for doing comparative analysis

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Lecture by John Frow on Foucault

Foucault had a fascination with the conditions under which truth happens

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Oyster

Oyster was the code name for the Australian Secret Intelligence Service

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A short history of Cryptography 

The main point made in this video is that encryption – the cryptographers that make code, and the cryptanalysts that break code – not only ended wars, saved lives but also launched the computer age. Crypto is an evolved scientific art, today including mathematics, physics, computer science and electrical engineering.

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Breaking the Codes 

Basic dates and facts in the history of cryptography

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Cold war intelligence defectors

A defector is an individual who is either and intelligence officer or has worked as a cooptee for an intelligence agency, or a valuable asset, valuable enough to merit political asylum

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Intelligence Ethics: Laying a foundation for the second oldest profession

Ethics is the study of moral logic and paradigms, but it not just lists of rules or laws. If ethics where that simple, attorneys would have a different reputations.

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