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History keeps her secrets longer than most of us. But she has one secret that I will reveal to you tonight in the greatest confidence. Sometimes there are no winners at all. And sometimes nobody needs to lose.
John Le Carr
Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-ight drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.
John Le Carr, The Chancellor Who Agreed To Play Spy, "The New York Times", May 8, 1974
You ask can we ever trust the Bear?... I will give you several answers at once. The first is no, we can never trust the Bear. For one reason, the Bear doesn
John Le Carr, The Secret Pilgrim, ch. 12 (the character Smiley), 1990