28 July 2008

How to bring Britain to its knees

'I did think of another way of bringing Britain to its knees,' he said.  'I considered investing the profits from my pharmaceutical company in the newspaper business.  Suppose I had bought the most distinguished paper of your Establishment hypocrites, The Times.  Then I could have put it in the hands of some malleable editor who shared my hatred of Britain and attacked the country from its own mouthpiece.  I could have bought television channels, other papers ... I could have piped in pornography and propaganda through every inlet until ... But no, Bond.  It would have taken too long'

- Villain Dr Julius Gorner, in Sebastian Faulks' James Bond novel Devil May Care, 2008
[It's nice to see some sly wit in a Bond novel]

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