La España Inventada
June 17, 2023 10:06 AM   Subscribe

Villarejo hewed to a simple defense: that, while not completely innocent of the accusations against him, he was operating in a system where his kind of espionage was long accepted. He was a patriot, he declared, following the orders that he was given to protect the state. If there was a problem, the problem wasn’t with him, he argued; it was with Spain itself, for letting Villarejo be Villarejo. from The Spy Who Called Me [NY Times Magazine; ungated] by Nicholas Casey posted by chavenet (2 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
It's apt that Villarejo quibbles with how the "sewers" metaphor is often represented, but doesn't refute it. Everything about this utterly reeks.
posted by EvaDestruction at 12:23 PM on June 17 [1 favorite]

Thank you chavenet great read.
posted by Meatbomb at 1:42 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]

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