That’s the title of one of William F. Buckley Jr.’s novels: “Spytime.” Its subtitle is “The Undoing of James Jesus Angleton.” Jay asks his guest, H. Keith Melton, about Angleton – and about much else. Melton is one of the world’s foremost experts on espionage. He has amassed the greatest espionage collection. He is the author of many books, and is a founding director of the new International Spy Museum in Washington. He knows a lot of secrets – and shares some of them with us. Among the items in his collection, incidentally, is the ice pick used to kill Trotsky.

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  1. colleenb Member

    Enjoyed the interview.  Have not gotten to the new Spy Museum but looking forward to seeing the pick ax that did in Trotsky.

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  2. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat

    Interesting man and story. I read two of Robert Baer’s books who display the confirmation that human intel was so important and under-appreciated. I met a person who worked for a major corporation who was part of intel for our government – he helped develop what was asked and I learned how many companies did the same, as well as schools and universities.  I never looked at a bread truck or coke delivery truck the same!  My favorite real life story was about Kuklinski.

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