A colleague here writes:
Back in college, I read a book which contained an argument in favor of radical transparency as a political doctrine. The author argued that if men lived in glass houses, they would always act virtuously, because otherwise they would be shunned by others. I could swear that the author was William Godwin, and the book was his Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, but I have reread that book the best I could on the web, and I don’t see such a passage. Do you have any idea who it could be?