We’ve partnered with Longreads to bring you some of the best of Washington Post journalism. The series will resurface long-form articles from our archives. The first installment in the series is “The Spy Who’s Been Left in the Cold,” a story from the Post’s Peter Perl, who recently announced he’s retiring after 32 years at the paper.


In 1998, for Washington Post Magazine, Perl profiled Jonathan Pollard, the American intelligence analyst who was convicted of spying for Israel. In an introduction to Perl’s article, Post reporter Marc Fisher describes the story as one “of deceit and betrayal, but also of devotion and righteousness.”

Look for more great pieces in the coming weeks on longreads.com. And let us know in the comments if you have a favorite Washington Post long read.


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Longreads: Resurfaced: Peter Perl’s ‘The Spy Who’s Been Left in the Cold’