Foreign News: Lonely & Ruined Man

Moscow last week was soberly ablaze with old-school ties from Eton (black and light blue). Prime Minister Harold Macmillan sported one at the Bolshoi Theater performance of the ballet Romeo and Juliet. So did one of the principal Foreign Office types he brought along. The third was worn by Guy Burgess, infamous for his 1951 flight from his Foreign Office job to Russia with Fellow Diplomat Donald MacLean.

Wearing his Eton tie and an English suit darned at the knee, Burgess called on another Etonian, his old classmate Randolph Churchill, one of the visiting British newsmen, who was disconsolately staying at Moscow's...

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