Another Dishonest Review In The New York Times

Yet another soft-soaping of a paid KGB agent in the New York Times. According to the new book SPIES by John Haynes, Harvey Klehr and Alexander Vassilev (Yale University Press), Stone was a paid KGB agent codenamed Blini or Pancake. Apparently the ‘intellectual lone wolf’ of the Nation and New Republic was not so lonesome after all.

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens