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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Jez Littlewood

Jez Littlewood is a professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.

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Jez Littlewood

A Much Less Secret Service

Everything you wanted to know about Canadian spying but were afraid to ask May 2013
Images of the “invisible government” or the “secret state”—particularly prominent in depictions in popular culture and sensationalist journalism on the intelligence services of the Cold War superpowers (the KGB, the CIA, the FBI, the NSA)—have stoked fears of sinister, shadowy, ruthless, all-powerful organizations with global reach, stunning technological armory, and absolutely no scruples. Oddly enough, this image competes with…