Sunday, April 14, 2013

I was a secret even to myself - John Le Carre

"The merit of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, then – or its offence, depending where you stood – was not that it was authentic, but that it was credible. The bad dream turned out to be one that a lot of people in the world were sharing, since it asked the same old question that we are asking ourselves 50 years later: how far can we go in the rightful defence of our western values, without abandoning them along the way? My fictional chief of the British Service – I called him Control – had no doubt of the answer:" 3.5 out of 5 http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/12/john-le-carre-spy-anniversary?CMP=twt_gu

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