By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
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THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST
"You seem worried," he tells the American early on. "Do not be; this burly fellow is merely your waiter, and there is no need to reach under your jacket, I assume to grasp your wallet, as we will pay him later, when we are done."
Recounting the moment he saw it on television, Changez tells his American listener, "And then I smiled.