Since the Second Edition of this work was published in 1992 Spydom has revived. in altered forms. The world's governments failed to strengthen the peace-keeping machinery of the United Nations or provide a more effective alternative. Hence, traditional espionage has recuperated its powers in many places, including especially China, that managed to steal highly important secrets about missile delivery systems from the United States.
Globalism now took in the former Soviet Union and its subordinate lands, in consequence of which economic, industrial and disarmament spies poured into the old empire and flowed from there to the capitalist countries. Large numbers of spies found new employment in a changing armaments industry and in the scramble to obtain concessions from countries that were privatizing their bureaucratic and socialist structures. Within every country, industrial espionage fattened on the ever-expanding competition and what was only apparently contradictory, the incessant merging of companies, large and small, intranationally and internationally
Since Spydom continues to flourish, there is no point to celebrating its end, and therefore I am reverting to what was my original title: "The Venus Spy-Trap." Judging by the encomia of its earlier readers, the book will continue to entertain and instruct.
Alfred de Grazia
Naxos, Greece, August 11 (Eclipse Day)