HOLLYWOOD, California–Not long after moving to Los Angeles last year, I did what every transplanted East Coast hack out here does and slope a series.
It was satire on our current obsession with foreign interference in American democracy , nominally about a Russian oligarch( running name: Oligarch ) who lives and thrives in Manhattan and genuinely enjoys America: culture and education, its politics, its no-strings perquisites for the super-rich. Yury had grown up speaking Friedman and Hayek for the purposes of the embraces and badly caring he was part of the cartoon perversion depicted in Soviet propaganda, and now he is. But, because he’s Russian, he’s still beholden to the system that created him and that intends doing as he’s told whenever the motherland has a special application. A big-hearted one has just come in.
The intelligence organs back home want him to swing a U.S. Senate race in New York by secretly financing an online alt-media outlet called The Whole Truth.