Espionage: On Display

After years of silence and secrecy as the most important British spy the Russians have ever owned, Harold Philby has begun compensating by becoming something of a celebrity. Exposed only after he fled to Moscow in 1963, "Kim" Philby has since become the protagonist of a half-admiring, half-shocked avalanche of serialized articles in every major London newspaper. In the past three months, the British press has literally feasted on his exploits, as revealed to "Our Own Correspondent" by his 24-year-old son (in London), his third wife (in Tunisia), and former colleagues (sometimes identified only as "X") on practically every...

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