Saturday, April 20, 2013


By 1956, the conflict between the superpowers had become rather like Bertolt Brecht's depiction of the Thirty Years' war in his play Mother Courage:  It had taken on its own momentum.  On both sides, the arms industry, the politicians, and the intelligence services lived well from this flourishing business.
-as excerpted from Markus Wolf's Man Without A Face:  The Autobiography of Communism's Greatest Spymaster

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