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Novelist John le Carré says he is "haunted" by current affairs. "If we can make people feel that the social contract is back in place and they're part of it, then possibly we have a future," he says. Le Carré is shown above in his London home in 2008. His new novel is called Agent Running in the Field. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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John Le Carré Fears For The Future In 'Agent Running In The Field'

Decades ago, Le Carré worked for British intelligence services MI5 and MI6. He has channeled that experience into more than 50 years of espionage thrillers.

The Washington Nationals are headed to the World Series for the first time since the franchise moved to Washington, D.C. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: For Washington's Nats, A Long And Winding Road To The World Series

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Choreographer and director Mark Morris, pictured here at a rehearsal in 2017, will release a new memoir called Out Loud. Beowulf Sheehan/Courtesy of Mark Morris Dance Group hide caption

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'Everybody's Other Than Everybody Else': Choreographer Mark Morris

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Overture from Dido and Aeneas Trevor Pinnock
Shrine On Blktop Project
Spotlight Leagues

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George R.R. Martin Really Does Know You Want Him To Write Faster

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Doodle Let Me Go (Yaller Girls) A.L. Lloyd
One Fine Morning Lighthouse

Kathleen Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, testifies before the House Financial Services Committee on March 7. On Thursday, she faced questions from senators about problems with a student loan program for public service workers. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Senators Press CFPB To Dig Into Problems With Public Service Student Loan Program

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Puppet String Umphrey's McGee
Maxima '91 (Live in Mpls) Cory Wong

Meet The Mysterious Blob At The Paris Zoo

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Blob [From the Blob] The Five Blobs
No Mercy Nels Cline

Novelist John le Carré says he is "haunted" by current affairs. "If we can make people feel that the social contract is back in place and they're part of it, then possibly we have a future," he says. Le Carré is shown above in his London home in 2008. His new novel is called Agent Running in the Field. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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John Le Carré Fears For The Future In 'Agent Running In The Field'

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She Used to Be Mine Sara Bareilles
Fine Corinthian Leather Charlie Hunter

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