Former CIA Director William Colby: The Man Nobody Knew

In an effort to explain his father, Carl Colby’s new documentary, The Man Nobody Knew, offers a Who’s Who parade of former top-level C.I.A. and government officials as well as some of the most knowledgeable journalists who cover the agency—from Robert Gates and Donald Rumsfeld to Sy Hersh and David Ignatius. As they opine on the institution and William Colby’s influence, the film gives viewers a true sense of what it is to live a lie day after day and to hobnob at the highest levels in other countries—all while seeking to advance U.S. interests by whatever means necessary.

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Can Obama’s New Team Make Government Cool Again?

The headlines may be dire, but the new Obama team gives a striking impression that they are not at all intimidated. I interviewed many of them during inauguration week, while Annie Leibovitz was photographing them for the March issue of Vanity Fair, and they seem to have adopted their boss’s mantra of Yes We Can

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