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Ian Fleming created the character of James Bond at a time when British global influence was on the decline -- the Bond books and movies are seen by many as a way of perpetuating the myth of empire. A segment from PRI's "The World." Listen to segment

"The World's" Alex Gallafent reports on how Ian Fleming created the character of James Bond at a time when British global influence was on the decline. In fact, the Bond books and movies are seen by many as a way of perpetuating the myth of empire. But Bond's adventures also make a statement about American influence.


The World is a co-production of the BBC World Service, PRI and WGBH Boston.

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