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Klaus Fuchs: Traitor or Man of Conscience

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Title: Klaus Fuchs: Traitor or Man of Conscience

Description: We are joined again by Michael Holzman author of Spies and Traitors and many other books on the topics of espionage, spies and deceit at the highest levels of government during the 20th century. Michael Holzman is going to guide us through the fascinating life of another spy, Los Alamos and Manhattan Project scientist Klaus Fuchs. We will try to figure out what Klaus Fuchs motivations were for providing important secrets to the Soviets.

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Michael Holzman author of:
Spies and Traitors: Kim Philby, James Angleton and the Friendship and Betrayal that Would Shape MI6, the CIA and the Cold War
https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Spies-and-Traitors/Michael-Holzman/9781643138077

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I thank you for joining me again beyond the big screen. And I think you're going to enjoy this one today.
Thank you for joining us today. Again, I am very excited to be joined again by special guests, Michael Holzman, author of the books, spies and traders, Kim Philby, James Angleton, and the friendship and betrayal that would shape the CIA and the cold war. Uh, Michael Holzman is the author of numerous books, [00:02:00] including James Jesus Angleton, the CIA and the craft of intelligence biography.
Guy Burgess and one on Donald and Melinda McLean, as well as the novel packs, 1934 to 1941. Today's episode is kind of a, uh, add on to our episode when we talked about Jason. Jesus Angleton and Kim Philby today, we're going to talk about another spy and trader who affected the entire trajectory of the cold war scientists, Klaus Fuchs.
The focus of most of your works is on cold war history and particularly spies and espionage during the cold war. How did you become interested in this topic? It's more or less an accident? I drifted into it. Um, I was interested. And ideology the way in which the ideas to. Basically, usually a dominant group affect the actions of everyone within that [00:03:00] group and everyone that's affected by it.
So, uh, a very good example of how that works. It's the, these groups of people, um, who are involved in espionage, not from. But because their beliefs, uh, Kim Philby, who we talked to about
January 13, 2022
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