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It’s All Relative – “The Spy Who Came in From The Cold” – John LeCarre

November 26th, 2011 · No Comments · Communism, Humanism, Means and Ends, Morality, Policy, Politics, Power, Spy Thriller

“I mean, you’ve got to compare method with method, and ideal with ideal. I would say that since the war, our methods—ours and those of the opposition—have become much the same. I mean you can’t be less ruthless than the opposition simply because your government’s policy is benevolent, can you now?”

He laughed quietly to himself. “That would never do,” he said.

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