This chapter argues that Kim Philby's exposure to international radicalism came long before he studied at Cambridge University. Instead, it attributes Philby's formation as a communist in large part to his mentors Maurice Dobb and Reverend Harry Kenneth Luce, and suggests that Philby chose deceitful espionage rather than openly work for communism. The chapter also considers Philby's effectiveness as a secret agent for the Soviet Union, his stint as a correspondent for The Times, and his time as an intelligence officer working for Britain. Finally, it cites the claim made by George Blake, another British intelligence officer who worked for the Soviet Union, that Philby enjoyed being a spy and living in deceit.
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