Open and critical about the work of the CIA

"If there was one thing I learned in my time as a CIA agent," he said Amaryllis Fox in a video on the IrishCentral website, "everyone thinks they are 'The good guy'."

During his tenure as a CIA agent, Fox operated without diplomatic immunity in 16 different countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Not having diplomatic immunity is very risky, as it means that you do not have any form of protection from your own country. Fox left CIA 2010 and became known when six years later she began to publicly share her experiences. I see her criticism of the US authorities as brave, interesting and important.

One of the most valuable things about this book is that it talks so openly about how the CIA actually works: "I have some sense of how the questions become answers," she writes: "Field operatives reach out to clandestine sources foreign governments, and ask them for clarifications during late-night car meetings or walks down back lanes. ”

Collaborates with the junta in Burma

At school, Amaryllis Fox was much alone. But one day, a teacher gives her Walden by Henry David Thoreau, and the book changes her life. She also reads the book Civil disobedience by the same author and develops a strong commitment to social justice.

As a 17-year-old, she takes a one-year break from school and enrolls in another trip Thailand to assist people fleeing Burma. . .

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