Arkady Shevchenko

"If Machiavelli were alive and living in the Soviet elite today, he would be a student, not a professor." So writes Arkady Shevchenko in the second and concluding excerpt from his memoirs, to appear next week in TIME. Shevchenko recounts how, finally fed up with the Soviet system despite his privileged place in it, he seeks and is promised asylum in the U.S.--but only after he agrees to become "a reluctant spy." For the next 2 1/2 years he lives in constant fear of discovery by the KGB and in constant guilt about the family he might have to leave behind....

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