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In this subscribercast we examine how the season-long arc in The Shield is a metaphor for the legacy of Iran-Contra, and how blowback from covert operations in the 80s created the situation in Los Angeles in the 90s.  We also look at how the theme of sadomasochism plays out in this third season, and whether the relationships between citizens, the police and their political overlords are fundamentally sadistic or masochistic in nature.

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