The news media have been reduced to bystanders while the intelligence agencies run the show.
Starring Tom Hanks, it’s an efficient, exciting entertainment, but it’s also a Steven Spielberg movie, which usually means trouble somewhere. In this case, though, the irritations are minor, diffusely woven into the fabric of the film.
Nobody fights better than writers, so it's a little sad that novelists Salman Rushdie and John le Carré have agreed to stop hating each other.
John le Carré, the former British spy turned spy novelist, has some grave words for Tony Blair. More than seven years after the invasion of Iraq, the former British prime minister, now out of office and touring the world pushing his political memoir, is encountering serious protests at his book signings.