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Writer Describes Meeting with Spy Kim Philby

Host Scott Simon talks with British writer Phillip Knightley about the double-agent Kim Philby. Knightley met the spy in Moscow and wrote the new introduction to Philby's autobiography, My Silent War, which has just been re-issued by The Modern Library.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.
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