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Some Truth about Truth Commissions II — September 12, 1997

In "Some Truth about Truth Commissions," 1(12), 1-3, IBPP described some of the main purposes and consequences of political truth commissions. In the present article, IBPP describes some of the problems inherent in discharging one potential responsibility of such commissions--managing the disposition of secret files developed by a previous government on the citizens that government allegedly represented.

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From Whence Evil? Shakespeare as Political Psychologist — September 12, 1997

This paper identifies a passage from Shakespeare's Hamlet that is germane to the question of the source of political evil.

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Intelligence and Counterintelligence Operations: The Role of Implicit Social Influence — September 12, 1997

This article highlights psychological research on implicit social influence and advocates that this research can be a heuristic source of applications for intelligence and counterintelligence operations.

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Trends. Mobutu SeSe Seko is Dead: Is Authenticity? — September 12, 1997

The author discusses Joseph Desire Mobutu and his reign in Congo and inevitable death.

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Trends. The Cassini Mission to Saturn: Plutonium as Propaganda — September 12, 1997

The author discusses the plutonium-carrying Cassini mission to Saturn.