James Bond: The sum of our geopolitical fears

From the Cold War to biological weaponry, the super-spy film franchise has over almost six decades adapted to the dominant anxieties of the times.

Daniel Craig ramping it up as James Bond in No Time To Die. PHOTO: UIP
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"I think you're a sexist, misogynist dinosaur, a relic of the Cold War..." These were the words with which M, the head of the British Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, welcomed one of his agents in 1995.

The movie was GoldenEye. M was a woman, and the agent was James Bond who, along with many of us, seemed to agree with his boss. "Point taken," he replied.

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