Washington Post columnist David Ignatius has covered the U.S. intelligence community for decades. And for nearly that long he’s transformed the true stories of his reporting into thrilling tales that explore some of the biggest international issues of the day.

(Diane has interviewed him for many of these past novels like here and here.)

In his new work, “The Paladin,” Ignatius turns his focus to cybersecurity and the growing threat posed not only by the spread misinformation, but the ability to manufacture reality.

They discussed the book – and current events, like election security and what the coronavirus means for the intelligence community.


  • David Ignatius Columnist, The Washington Post, and contributor, "Post Partisan" blog on washingtonpost.com. His latest novel is "The Director."


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