James Jesus Angleton Quotes (2 quotes)
Deception: The Invisible War Between the KGB and the CIA
“It is inconceivable that a secret arm of the government has to comply with all the overt orders of the government.”
―James Jesus Angleton
Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, Anchor Books, 2008, page 390
“Youth is fair, a graceful stag,
Leaping, playing in a park.
Age is gray, a toothless hag,
Stumbling in the dark.”
―Isaac Leib Peretz
Sewing the Wedding Gown, 1906. Nine One-Act Plays from Yiddish. B. F. White, translated Boston, John W. Luce & Co., 1932, p. 127.
Chapter 1, The Overworld - Quotes and text from the Dying Earth novels
“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?”
―Alexis de Tocqueville
Letter to Ernest de Chabrol, 9 June 1831 Tocqueville Reader, p. 41
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJames Jesus Angleton
Born: December 9, 1917
Died: May 12, 1987 (aged 69)
Bio: James Jesus Angleton was chief of the CIA's counterintelligence staff from 1954 to 1975. His official position within the organization was Associate Deputy Director of Operations for Counterintelligence .