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Wednesday, June 18, 2003day link 

 Is it too late to get the Russians to nuke Washington?
picture I found that quote on a great political stickers page. Which reminds me of the 4-part BBC series 'Cambridge Spies' we just completed viewing. The story thrilled me. The true story of these all-together worldly Brits, working these incredible careers, all secretly for the KGB in the 30s, 40s and 50s. What impressed me most was the way the film showed the sheer psychological torture that happens to the idealism of the youths turned into pragmats and to lead these secret double-lives. Much like the issues raised in 'A Pefect Spy' by John LeCarre, who was also involved in foreign services... The psychology of the perfect con man, how someone moves into leading dual-alliances, is really a modern day mythos of how split our world is, and how no real idealism works here. It's always blown wide apart by the horrors of the compromised nature of humanity today. What would the world look like if we all admitted where we were cons, to ourselves and to each other? ...
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