Spy Culture Blog by Tom Secker

Reviews, articles and media appearances featuring me and my work.

Maximum Stupidity: The Novichok Extradition

Maximum Stupidity: The Novichok Extradition

In a low-key announcement the British government have demanded that Russia extradite two suspects in the Salisbury novichok attack. Media reporting on this latest move in the novichok saga is replete with the same contradictions and absurdities that have plagued this story since day one. This is my latest article ...
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Weaponised Liberalism: Russia, the West and the Great Game of Moral Equivalence

Weaponised Liberalism: Russia, the West and the Great Game of Moral Equivalence

The West’s claim to moral superiority and its assumption of the role of ‘world’s policeman’ are largely derived from a classical approach to liberalism. In short, the argument is that our societies are more liberal (and therefore superior), so we have the unique right to spread our values around the ...
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Novichok being Rebooted More Often than Spiderman

Novichok being Rebooted More Often than Spiderman

As the Amesbury poisoning drama enters its third act we have been given an entirely new set of claims regarding Novichok, which directly contradict the previous claims. With an air of ‘scientific’ authority the BBC is now telling us that Novichok could be around for decades, implying that everyone in ...
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Ambassador, with this Novichok Bullshit You Are Really Spoiling Us…

Ambassador, with this Novichok Bullshit You Are Really Spoiling Us…

With the Russian World Cup proving to be one of the most entertaining, unpredictable and violence-free tournaments in recent memory the British government has been asking what it can do to disrupt the event. As with everything else, this government has proven short of ideas and has simply opted for ...
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No, George Orwell Wasn't a Spy for British Intelligence (or a crypto-Right-winger)

No, George Orwell Wasn’t a Spy for British Intelligence (or a crypto-Right-winger)

Ever since the revelation that the radical author George Orwell had provided names of possible communists to British intelligence, liberal revisionists have claimed he was a crypto-racist and a British spy. Any honest examination of the available documents shows that not only is this untrue, Orwell was the subject of ...
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The New Cultural Cold War - Weaponised Liberalism and the World Cup

The New Cultural Cold War – Weaponised Liberalism and the World Cup

As the Russian football team stands on the brink of qualification for the World Cup knockout rounds for the first time since the Soviet era, Western media begrudgingly grants them some credit. However, there is no sign of any apology for the years-long propaganda campaign that pre-emptively branded the Russian ...
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