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Amazon delivers a new Jack Ryan wrapped in an enduring myth of a righteous CIA under attack

Amazon delivers a new Jack Ryan wrapped in an enduring myth of a righteous CIA under attack

Jack Ryan is back, just in time to take on Donald Trump’s mounting attack on the American intelligence community.

Not literally take it on, of course. But popular culture has in its own way been producing powerfully symbolic counterpoints to some of Trump’s most self-serving and negative depictions of American institutions.

Think of Trump’s “enemy of the people” label for the press versus Steven Spielberg’s feature film “The Post” or Liz Garbus’ Showtime documentary on the New York Times coverage of Trump in “The Fourth Estate.”

“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” the Amazon Studios series that arrives Aug. 31, goes...

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