2022.05.24 13:27 PDT / 20:27 UTC

There is a scene in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) (one of The Best Movies) in which George Smiley and Control discuss their suspicions around new intelligence that seems too good to be true.

Smiley says, “If Witchcraft is genuine –”

And Control interrupts to say, “Nothing is genuine anymore.”

I think about that scene all the time.

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