How JFK used James Bond to fight the Cold War – The Washington Post
Political leaders have always sought to govern under the aegis of mythic figures. In the ancient world, that meant invoking gods and heroes. In our secular age, it’s subtler, but the principle remains the same. Politicians refer to “great” leaders from the past or, in some cases, fictional characters. When President Trump tweeted a picture of himself as Rocky, the intended message was clear: Trump = fighter.