Noel Field came from solid Quaker stock. He completed Harvard in two years, and joined the foreign service in the 1930s where he wrote speeches for two Secretaries of State. He then became a spy for Stalin. In her sobering book, True Believer, author Kati Marton relates Field’s amazing story, and tells Jim Zirin how he came to betray his country for an ideology that eventually cast him and three members of his family into a Soviet gulag.
The former CIA Inspector General discusses just how harmful were the WikiLeaks leaks, and whether Julian Assange is to be praised as a new media hero or hunted down and punished for violations of the Espionage Act.
Kipling’s Kim called espionage the “Great Game.” Which is stranger spy fact or spy fiction? Oswald Ames and Kim Philby or Jean Le Carre and Alan Furst? Former CIA Inspector General Hitz spills the secrets to Jim Zirin.
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