Storytelling in the spy business

Here’s a key thought from Olen Steinhauer, in The Tourist (2009):

the intelligence game is all about storytelling (270)

This plays out in many ways within that nicely plotted book.  But the quote (and thought) serves another purpose, which is to remind us of the importance of competing narratives in political conflict.

(thanks to Steven Kaye for the recommendation)

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2 Responses to Storytelling in the spy business

  1. Ha, ha! I knew Jim Groom and the community of DS106 was a CIA front.

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