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Quote of the Day

“I hate America very deeply. The economic repression of the masses—institutionalized. Even Lenin couldn't foresee the extent of that.”

--Bill Haydon (Ian Richardson) in the 1979 BBC-TV miniseries, “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” based upon the novel by John le Carré.

Ian Richardson as Bill Haydon, Soviet spy, in the BBC miniseries "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

Bill Haydon, Soviet spy and traitor, with George Smiley (Alec Guinness) in the foreground.


Posted at 03:28 PM on Tue. Apr 24, 2012 in category Quote of the Day  
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Simon wrote:

This is the best quote from the mini-series, it reaaly does give the other side a bit of firm ground in which to pitch their ideologies.

It also gives credence to Connie in Smiley's People expressing her doubts by stating “was Karla right?”

Comment posted on Thu. Sep 19, 2013 at 01:26 PM

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