Newspapers: Spies Every Sunday

Kim Philby may not have done Britain—or the U.S.—much good in the 34 years he served as a Soviet spy, but he certainly has been a big help to London's Sunday newspapers. For five straight weeks the Sunday Times and the Observer have battled to see which could produce the most titillating details about the master spy. What did Philby like to drink? (Raki, a Turkish liqueur.) What were his favorite jokes? (Dirty.) Why did he stammer? (Suppressed violence.) That and much more came out in the kind of competition the so-called...

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