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Old January 25 2014, 06:27 PM   #11
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Re: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

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Be above petty "another white male spy" comments, that doesn't move society ahead when you reach back to pull out tropes best left behind.
Er... a white American spy being menaced by an eeeevil Russian dude in Russia is perhaps the "trope best left behind", no?

I've got no problem whatsoever with white American male action heroes, and I greatly enjoyed the white male spies of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. But we've been rehashing the Cold War with eeeevil Russkies since GoldenEye, so my point is, isn't it time we had a CIA hero of, say, Middle Eastern descent for a change? Someone who could go on a secret mission to, say, Tehran, and not look wildly out of place?
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