The Package

The Package

Update: 2021-12-24
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In this week’s episode, Jamelle and John talk “The Package,” the 1989 conspiracy thriller from Andrew Davis, and the first of many Andrew Davis movies to come on this podcast. They talk class tensions within the military, the age-old American fear of standing armies and military bureaucracies, the anti-politics inherent in conspiracy theorizing, the role of ideology in shaping the actions of key actors, and how the shadow of the JFK assassination hangs over this movie.

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The New York Times frontpage for August 25, 1989.

An information page for the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

The Wikipedia entry for “The Day of the Jackal.”

The Wikipedia entry for “The Manchurian Candidate.”

A little background on Nazis in the Chicago area.

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