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Hutton and Butler: Lifting the Lid on the Workings of Power

W. G. Runciman


These chapters offer penetrating insights into the events and controversies that have dominated the news agenda for the last two years. Never has the path to a British war been mapped so fully and swiftly as the road to Baghdad in 2002–3. Between them, the Hutton and Butler reports lifted the lid on the most intimate workings of government and those who strive to convert information into a weapon — whether they be a Prime Minister in Downing Street, an MI6 agent in the field, an intelligence analyst in Whitehall, or a journalist attempting to fuse fragments into hard copy. Within days of Lord ... More

Keywords: Baghdad, Hutton report, Butler report, MI6, intelligence, Whitehall, Lord Butler, Iraq, Lord Hutton, Tony Blair

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780197263297
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263297.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. G. Runciman, editor
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; and President of the British Academy

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