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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Only the AP could turn a British spy who gave crucial intelligence to the Soviets via the Kim Philby spy ring into a sympathetic figure. Fortunately, someone had other ideas:

He confessed to British spymasters, but in return for information was allowed to escape disgrace, keep his knighthood and continue as art adviser to the queen.

Blunt wrote that he believed, "naively," that the story would never be made public. However, in 1979 Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher publicly unmasked him as a Soviet spy, and he was stripped of his knighthood.

Thank goodness she was willing to call a traitor a traitor! Of course, the AP makes him just sound misunderstood. He deserved much worse.


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