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Ethical Espionage

Why does James Bond have a dangerous pattern of involving women in his missions, often leading to their harm? Can one truly engage in the art of espionage without causing collateral damage? Paul Hoppe rejoins us to delve into the ethics of espionage, this time through the lens of the TV show, Burn Notice. Whether you’re a longtime fan or new to the series, we explore universal questions pertinent to the genre: What are the moral implications of having others carry out your covert deeds? How does one navigate the conflict between serving a client or mission and adhering to a personal sense of ‘right’? And at what point does one’s secret identity begin to erode their true self?

Join us as we unpack these complex issues in a world where the line between good and bad is often blurred by secrecy and survival.

Riki Hayashi and Matthew Fox explore the ethical questions from the stories geeks love—superheroes, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, video games, and so much more.
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