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Old 02-15-2019, 05:19 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by stuartjmz View Post
I wonder if it was inspired by a real event. Le Carré's anger at the commercialisation of politics and the military is so palpable in the book, that perhaps it's a veiled vent at something that actually happened. The tone of it reminded me of some of Pratchett's later works, when his disgust for the politics he was satirising wore the sheen off his usual detached humour.
Maybe it was. He’d be constrained by the same Official Secrets Act that Toby and the others were. So he wrote a parable instead.
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