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David Wise, Journalist Who Exposed “Invisible Government,” Dead at 88

HeadlineOct 30, 2018

A memorial for late veteran journalist David Wise was held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Monday. Wise was best known for co-writing “The Invisible Government.” The 1964 book exposed many of the CIA’s darkest secrets including the agency’s involvement in overthrowing the governments of Iran and Guatemala as well as secret CIA activity in Cuba, Vietnam, Laos and Indonesia. The CIA initially considered buying up all copies of the book. “The Invisible Government” became a best seller. His book “The Politics of Lying: Government Deception, Secrecy, and Power,” written in 1973, won the George Polk Award and the George Orwell Award. David Wise died on October 8, at 88 years old, in Washington, D.C.

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