Why The Cold War Is Back at the Movies in The Iron Lady, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy & Mission Impossible
Thank you for your article. Khordovsky sounds excitingly new, like the still-new Russia.
Among the films, you cited only Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy seems re-create a sense of the Cold War. (The Thatcher movie shows only the tail end of it.) Tinker also stands out for achieving at times nearly as much and at times even more than the 6-hour British TV series.
I see that you lump my grandfather, Whittaker Chambers, among others with a paranoid image of the Cold War. Then again, ever since Whittaker Chambers’ death in 1961, William F. Buckley, Jr., conservatives, and neo-conservatives have done their best to recast this anti-communist as a Cold Warrior. There was and remains a great difference.
By now, these people feel they know all all there is to know about Whittaker Chambers. The fact is, they know only what they want to know. An excellent example of this is a recent “intellectual biography” of Whittaker Chambers — in fact, a narrow focus on a single phase of his life. There is far more to consider — though nothing fresh or new on the public horizon at present.
Respectfully – David Chambers | http://www.whittakerchambers.org/
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