BRITAIN: The Spy with a Clear Conscience

Recollections of a Soviet agent stir up a political scandal

Watching and listening to the frail old aesthete on television, former Labor Prime Minister James Callaghan told the House of Commons last week, was like hearing "the rustle of dead leaves underfoot. I could hear those accents of someone from the 1930s."

That someone from the '30s was Anthony Blunt, 72, the Queen's former art curator and an unmasked Soviet spy, who had emerged from hiding to tell his side of a story that has blossomed into Britain's most dramatic spy scandal in years....

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