Thursday, November 26, 2015

What the heck, as long as...

...I'm recommending things today how about Witness, by Whittaker Chambers? (I was reminded of it by a piece in the Times today about the Rosenbergs and Steven Spielberg’s new movie, Bridge of Spies.)

Witness is the memoir of Chambers, a spy for the Russians who did a 180-degree turn and became an outspoken opponent of Communism. (He led a truly fascinating life.) It's by far the best spy "novel" I've ever read (not that I've read many) but, best of all, it's true.

Actually, best of all, it's an interesting human nature story of how someone could be a True Believer in something and then evolve into a True Believer in its exact opposite. Remind you of anyone?

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