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  • Reel Critics: No James Bond nonsense in this low-tech spy thriller

    Reel Critics: No James Bond nonsense in this low-tech spy thriller
    Author John le Carré knew the Cold War spy business from the inside. Under his real name, David Cornwell, he was a British spy betrayed by real-life KGB double-agent Kim Philby in 1963. Many elements of his novel "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" are built on the facts surrounding the historic defection of Philby to the Soviets.
  • Movie Preview: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy

    The greatest spy novel of them all was once a classic British TV mini-series, and now has been remade as an all-star period piece set in the Cold War '60s. Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, John Hurt, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, and as John Le Carre's canny...

    'Secret Wars: One Hundred Years of British Intelligence Inside MI5 and MI6' by Gordon Thomas

    The experience of empire seems to leave a people with at least a taste, if not a particular talent, for conspiracy. Certainly, that's true of the Russians for whom the one place at which the history of czarism and Bolshevism most clearly conjoins is in...