A few months ago I picked up my tattered, yellowed paperback copy of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and happily reread it. The last time must have been over 20 years ago. Even yellowed, the drama kept its grim sparkle intact.
So when I heard that author John LaCarre, former MI5 and MI6 agent for Britain back in the day, had outed Ian Fleming's character James Bond as not really a spy but "something neo-fascistic and totally materialistic it seemed quite interesting to me.
So I smiled enigmatically (rather as George Smiley might do) and knew I just had to pass on this tidbit to you.
In fact, Raw Story's article has a link to LeCarre's opinion piece from 2003 which appeared in The Times of London entitled, "The United States has gone mad." And we had. And our mad spell continues 7+ years later with 'leaders' who promote the same old military and weapons economy that obscenely enriches the few while costing the many so dearly -- to their very lives.
Now I'm wondering if the world has been well-served by the British Empire morphing into the American Empire and the global crime syndicate's use of the United States of America as its military and enforcement arm.
Actually, I'm being a cheeky monkey here for I'm not wondering at all. For those who care for the common good of their fellow man and woman already know the answer.
Here's more on LeCarre's views of the US gone mad and then some.