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Democracy versus security, 3. August 2013
Once again Le Carré has proven himself a master-writer picking up the public's far-reaching uneasiness with secret
operations. He shatters the probably naive belief that democratic countries and governments act totally different from autoritarian ones. Reading this book - although a piece of fiction but very close to a probable reality - makes abundantly clear why whistle-blowers are needed: the system always tends to cover up. Here the subject is a secret operation gone terribly wrong and having lead to the death of two innocent people. Even participants in the operation and members of the system wanting to clear up the events internally are blocked, finally murdered and beaten up. A great novel and against the background of the Bradley Manning case and the Edward Snowden affair a very timely one too.