Friday, October 17, 2008

Truth To Power

Briefly, I have a review in today's Rocky Mountain News covering the latest from British novelist, literary puppetmaster and as it turns out, former spy John Le Carré. Tread lightly to the Rocky's book section to read the review of A Most Wanted Man.

For more intriguing background, it's also worth taking the time to read CNN's interview with the writer, in which he discusses the roots of the new book, the icy reception he anticipates in America, and the derailment of his own intelligence career courtesy of Kim Philby.

"In my day -- in the spook world -- we saw ourselves almost as people with a priestly calling to tell the truth," he said. "We didn't shape it or mold it. We were there, we thought, to speak truth to power."

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