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When Your Professor Is A Spy

Jun 9, 2009

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Walter Kendall Myers pleaded not guilty to spying for Cuba. But while the former State Department official was teaching history in Washington, his students were taking careful notes. Tom Murray wrote about his one-time professor today in the Daily Beast:

I dug through my parents' basement for my class notes, and came across lectures that, in retrospect, contained chilling information: Myers expressed high regard for the notorious Kim Philby and two other Brits-Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess-who became Soviet double agents during the Cold War.... In fact, the more I reflect back on my class with Myers, the more the clues — and the ironies — pile up.

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