Paris is a city filled with amazing symmetries and the way things line up can be quite surprising.
Christopher Dickey, a veteran foreign correspondent, is The Daily Beast’s World News Editor. He is the author of seven books, including Securing the City and, most recently, Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South.
Even as Ethel Rosenberg was strapped into the electric chair for spying for Moscow in 1953, decrypted cables might have spared her. But they were released only decades later.
The president and Vladimir Putin delighted in their shared belief that they have permanently eroded the liberal, democratic consensus.