The thief of Baghdad (and Mecca, and Cairo)
The David James affair is one of those stories that a surprising number of people remember well, even two decades after the fact. It is also a classic example of how dangerous a disgruntled employee can be to his or her bosses.
James’s strange tale was retold in Documentary On One: The Caretaker (RTE Radio 1). He was an Englishman who worked for the British civil service in Sudan before landing a job at Dublin’s...
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