The question of motive is inextricably tied to the question of ideology. Soviet archives confirm this view. His chief area of expertise was the problem of implosionnecessary for the development of the plutonium bomb. A new television drama recalls the era when a clutch of Cambridge students took up espionage, writes John Banville The story of the Cambridge spies, which begins as a drama on BBC2 this week, might have been written by one of the more fanciful of the English novelists of the first half of the 20th century. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to Modin, she responded: As an undergraduate, Maclean openly proclaimed his left-wing views, and was recruited into the Soviet intelligence service, then known as the NKVD.
Surely Hegel has something to say somewhere about how the struggles of the past become the entertainment of the future. The plan was for Burgess to visit Maclean in London and inform him his imminent exposure and necessary defection to Russia. He had also worked for MI5.
However the Oxford Ring never amounted to much and was never able to cause the same level of damage.