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Not A New Thing: The Long History Of Whistleblowers


Anyone who was rusty on the term "whistleblower" got a hearty refresher of late, with a whistleblower taking news of White House activities to Congress. 

The recent occurrences are only the latest chapters in a story as long as the republic.  It's a story political scientist/economist Allison Stanger tells in a new book, Whistleblowers: Honesty in America from Washington to Trump

It reveals details like one of the first whistleblowing cases, a decade before the Constitution.  We hear this and other stories in an interview with the author.  

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