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Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called "The Pledge". The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course... it probably isn't. The second act is called "The Turn". The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now you're looking for the secret... but you won't find it, because of course you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call "The Prestige"."
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The planetary repercussions of the activities of the US National Security Agency (NSA) from the revelations of Edward Snowden are well known. It is also notorious the apparent scandal caused between various governments and personalities by the espionage to which they allegedly discovered they had been subjected. Now: The plot of Robert Lindsey’s best seller “The falcon and the snowman” is closely related to all this. An idealistic young man joins a contracting company linked to the NSA. Discover the nature and methods of the organism, and decide to sabotage it by transmitting the secrets to a foreign country. The title refers to a hawk raised by the protagonist and his messenger: a drug addict friend named “Snowman.” Beyond the pun between Snowden and “Snowman” – whose respective subsequent behaviors were very different – what is interesting is that the book dates back to 1979 and, above all, that the plot was based on real events. In the film version filmed by John Schlesinger in 1985, Sean Penn played Andrew Daulton Lee, and Timothy Hutton played Christian John Boyce. Both characters were arrested, tried and imprisoned. The history can be consulted on the Internet (http://www.crimelibrary.com/terrorists_spies/boyce). The nature of the NSA – referred to in the novel and the film – was thus in the public eye for several decades before Edward Snowden. Conclusion. The indignant reaction mounted by the countries and leaders affected is a farce, and the current dissemination of the issue as novel, a mockery to the whole world, beyond the ratification represented by Snowden’s brave testimony.