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Contempt – “The Spy Who Came in From The Cold” – John LeCarre

November 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Communism, Means and Ends, Politics, Religion, Spy Thriller

“You’re wrong,” Liz declared hopelessly; “they’re more wicked than all of us.”

“Because I made love to you when you thought I was a tramp?” Leamas asked savagely.

“Because of their contempt,” Liz replied; “contempt for what is real and good; contempt for love, contempt for…”

“Yes,” Leamas agreed, suddenly weary. “That is the price they pay; to despise God and Karl Marx in the same sentence. If that is what you mean.”


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