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Thinking Aloud
Congress and Spy Fiction
You may agree that prying into the private affairs of others, lying, and participating in illicit activities are not admirable qualities for a person to have. Yet, writers of spy fiction have managed to romanticize these qualities in novels, while at the same time vilifying congressional leaders as roadblocks to spy operations. Our guest has done his own investigative work and found that the picture writers paint in spy novels portrays Congress as antagonist to successful intelligence gathering.—Original airdate: 10/16/2008

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