Blog: Virtually Farmer

Now yours, truly does not want to trivialize the Cold War.  He believes he is serious when he says he has respect for warfare, as sincere a respect as one can have from a distance (and from a significant distance is the impression yrs., truly evinces).  But it is easier to imagine him as a detective—Marlowe or Spade or Gittes or Holmes or McClane—and anyway, tasteful critics agree that Cold War cloak-and-dagger films are preferable to ensemble storming-the-beach-type productions.  Read more...

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