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I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. DeGaulle
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The Doctor Confesses: How A Spy Escaped Iran

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In the Iran of the Ayatollahs, he was a Jew, a writer, a doctor performing abortions, and eventually, reluctantly, a spy.

 

A wonderful story of courage, resorcefulness and resilience.  As the reviewer points out, it is part of a growing body of refugee literature - stories that need to be told.

 

'This memoir by Sydney-based Iranian-Jewish doctor Kooshyar Karimi may well turn out to be my book of the year. It is an extraordinarily vivid evocation of what it was like to grow up as a secret Jew in the Iran of the Ayatollahs, a world Karimi likens to George Orwell's 1984, where informers are everywhere and almost everyone is forced to lead a double life.'

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Did Czechs plot to blackmail Ted Heath?

Did Czechs plot to blackmail Ted Heath? | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera investigates an alleged plot to blackmail a former British PM, 40 years after the story first surfaced.

 

'A [fellow] spy in London named Jan Mrazek had come up with the plan, Frolik said. Mrazek was said to have questioned Heath's unmarried status and concluded that the then-up and coming cabinet minister would be vulnerable to homosexual blackmail.

The plan, it was said, involved exploiting Heath's love of music by training a virtuoso organist named Reinberger.

 

................. So many 'double entendres' in this story of alleged 'double espionage' - from the love of the organ, to the name of the Czech spy (should that be 'Frolic'?) - it could be a scene from a Carry On film, or a rewrite of BlackAdder.

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