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David Cornwell, George Smiley and Alec Guinness

A few days ago my cousin Ben Wittes devoted his podcast, In Lieu of Fun, to John le Carré, whose real name was David Cornwell. Ben and his podner, Kate Klonick, had as their guest Pete Strzok; this was a certifiably … Continue reading

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What is Trump to Putin? His “shithouse cleaner”

David Cornwell (John Le Carré), a man of supernal intelligence in deep state secrets and spies, inserts a slashing contemporary opinion in his latest novel, Agent Running In The Field.  He places this opinion in the mouth of Arkady, a … Continue reading

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Impeachment hearings are all about non-fictional and fictional storytelling

A few months ago I first heard someone on TV talk about “the server in the Ukraine.” It was a Republican congressman talking, and he was behaving in a way I’ve now come to realize is the delivery system for … Continue reading

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