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Re: Best Political Thrillers

Follow the conversation about best political thrillers, started here the other day.

I’m currently reading Sleeper Spy by William Safire — bought a secondhand copy years ago, always meant to read it, finally pulled it off the shelf the other day before taking a kid to hockey practice. Starts out very well. Safire, who died this fall, had great range as a writer: He could pen a well-reported political column, a presidential speech, and, apparently, an engaging espionage story.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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