segunda-feira, 29 de setembro de 2008

john le carré

"Faith in spies is mystical, fuelled by fantasy and halfway to religion. They're a protected species in our national psychology. Our banks and financial services may collapse, our economy may be going through the floor, our road and rail system may be a catastrophe, the cost of fuel, energy and water rising by the week, but our spies are immune from all of it. Never mind how many times they trip over their cloaks and leave their daggers on the train to Tonbridge, the spies can do no wrong."...."The trouble is that the reader, like the public to which he belongs, and in spite of all the evidence that tells him that he shouldn't, wants to believe in his spies: which, come to think of it, is how we went to war in Iraq." no blog LER ..... link