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Can You Hear Me Now?

W e               all hear voices.  Some come in under the radar.  We heard the final broadcast of Francis Gary Powers.  Prove we didn’t.  Gary was broadcasting from the past, probably. 2,426 more words


Short Memory

The whole affair of Russia getting involved in or influencing the last US election and Brexit is a discussion led with a short memory. The recent spy affair only adds to that. 449 more words

Cold War

The Nuclear Club!

In 1968, the United States and the Soviet Union did a remarkable thing: they agreed on something.

During the Cold War.

The two nations, along with the other nuclear powers, signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). 489 more words

Throwback Thursday- Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

The Cold War is often used as the backdrop for some of fiction’s greatest spy stories.

In the 2011 film, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, (based upon the… 120 more words


The Listening War

Listening, listening, listening, listening.

And hearing nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing.

Because nowhere is all around you, and you are all around your own mind. 97 more words


My Top Tanks: The Cold War

To many, the definitive start and end of this particular period is hazy. It is not like a proper war that was declared on one date, and then peace terms agreed on another. 1,100 more words


George Smiley’s anti-Brexit tirade

Listening to the audiobook of John Le Carré’s A Legacy of Spies as I drive home from work, I am startled by an extraordinary passage in which George Smiley is reflecting with his protégé Peter Guillam on their past as spies, and the reasons that guided him through the Cold War. 441 more words