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robert-earle's picture
Jan.21.2014
The Untouchable by John Banville is an exceptionally good book, one of the best I've read in a long time. The story focuses on Victor Maskell, loosely based on the figure of Anthony Blunt, one of the infamous Cambridge Five, or Six…or Seven…, who in the 1930s began spying for the Soviets and...
charles-entrekin's picture
Nov.13.2013
I am a 72-year old, retired teacher and entrepreneur (founder of three successful computer companies); lifelong novelist and poet; and also a listener of Bill Moyers. I enjoyed the conversation with Heidi Boghosian and offer the following thoughts as a response. “Having tried and failed to suspend...
robert-earle's picture
Oct.12.2013
The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst is a novel about the little wars that precede the big ones. By this I don’t refer to the early skirmishes, I refer to wars of information, propaganda, subversive and unifying communication.  As often is the case with Furst, the setting is pre-World War...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Jul.01.2013
  When full-body scanners were introduced at American airports three years ago, there was a brief public outcry. But just as quickly, it died down. Travelers interviewed shrugged off the loss of privacy in the name of safety, using terms like "trade-off" and "compromise." One frequent traveler...
bob-mustin's picture
May.05.2013
  Harper’s Magazine/April 2013 Once more, mag week rears its journalistic head: One thing that keeps the better magazines in business is digging into a given subject hard enough and long enough to separate spin from what’s intended, i.e., image from the deeper roots of truth. This issue of...
jennifer-niven's picture
Dec.21.2011
Last Monday, I received the last of my editor’s notes on Velva Jean #3 (in which she finds herself spying in World War II), and, at my editor’s request, I have addressed her notes, big and small (cutting 26 pages in the process), and delivered the edited manuscript back to her by this morning...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.21.2011
I've noticed an odd thing about myself (yes, another one, probably number 1,000,000, should I ever index and chronicle them) (hmm, that's a character idea) about what I will and will not look at, listen to, and so on, in public. I will always eavesdrop on conversations, cell phone or "live and in...
jay-feldman's picture
Nov.02.2011
Earlier this year, the New York Times reported that the FBI had revised its "Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide," which serves as a handbook for the bureau's 14,000 agents. The amended manual, which supersedes the original December 2008 edition, is one more step in the FBI's ongoing...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.27.2011
Two of the largest democracies – America and India – top the list of countries wanting to snoop on their citizens. How is that for wonderful liberalism? Can these countries talk of censorship with a straight face? In a bid to curb terrorism and other anti-social activities, US, India, France,...
michelle-l-scott's picture
Apr.26.2011
The Boring World of Creativity Posted April 26th 2011 at 7:05 pm by admin | Edit I doubt my neighbors know that I spy on them.  It’s a habit I picked up from my father who watches out the front windows of his house to see who is doing what.  He does this mostly in order to avoid having...