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Tim Weiner has been a reported for the New York Times since 1993 as a foreign correspondent in Mexico and as a national security correspondent in Washington, DC. He won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting as an investigative reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer for his articles on the black budget spending at the Pentagon and the CIA.

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“Intelligence fails because it is human, no stronger than the power of one mind to understand another. (480)”
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“Washington was a small town run by people who believed that they lived in the center of the universe.”
Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

“[Re: J. Edgar Hoover] His knowledge was enormous, though his mind was narrow.”
Tim Weiner, Enemies: A History of the FBI

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