Oh fool to hold out hope.
Sat down eagerly for “The Company” tonite. Previous installments promised a loose grasp of history and a firm grip on pacing and aesthetics. (The Stiftung adored the T-54, T-55 and T-34s).
Yet who spiked the Evian on the set? One almost expected Pauley Shore and Adam Sandler to show up as “Sasha”. Timing was the problem. By 1973/74 Angleton was finished. The Second Floor’s stranglehold was broken. The Fundamentalists were in retreat across the globe. He certainly wouldn’t be pulling a Nosenko on Krivitsky. Colby despised Angleton, took the Israeli account away and then fired him.
And the grand plan was the stock market? Yuppie 401K(s) under attack! Sigh.