The Bureau and the Mole by David Vise.


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1925 K Wed 10 Jul 2002

I bought and read a book today: The Bureau and the Mole: the Unmasking of Robert Philip Hanssen, the Most Dangerous Double Agent in FBI History by David Vise. It was published in January 2002.

Its an interesting account of betrayal by a Catholic. But the book also presents the story of another Catholic at the same parish - Louis Freeh - the FBI director when Hanssen is unmasked.

I have read fictional accounts of moles by John LeCarre. I suppose the possibility of it is part of the importance for me of laws. Individuals can be corrupt, so society's laws are particularly important, both for detecting the corruption and limiting its effects.

The Gospels alert us to betrayal with Judas and there are more recent examples in the Catholic Church. By being alert to this possibility we can avoid being credulous and not too disappointed by human frailty.

Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 10 July 2002.

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