Closest I’ll ever get to seeing James Jesus Angleton’s face when he learned about Kim Philby.
This will be difficult for people who are not subject matter enthusiasts but it is worth watching, and it has some really fun moments. Whoopi Goldberg and Don Sutherland narrate! My friend Jeff Morley is featured in it, and his stuff on the CIA, Oswald, Angleton and Cuba is worth the price of admission (Showtime on Hulu) alone for me.
The forensic details that make up the first half of the movie are a lot to handle, but the compendium…
I just got done reading Hons and Rebels, which is Jessica Mitford’s memoir of growing up in the bosom of the British aristocracy before she eloped with her second cousin and went to Spain to support the Loyalists against Franco. One of the themes in Mitford’s book, from when she’s a kid, is the specter of “white slavery.” A childhood horror that becomes an inside joke but which, to Mitford’s adult horror, becomes fuel for two of her sisters’ fascist…