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The Modern Butlers’ Journal, February 2020, Letters to the Editor

PostBoxContinuing the correspondence with Alex Parker for his article on Batman’s Batman:

“The show is more about the fantasy version of MI6 that is known to most Americans—James Bond, etc.—than the reality. If you don’t mind my asking, what was your experience with intelligence analysis? Not a big deal, just would be a nice detail for the story–you’re a real-life Alfred!”

Ed: I’ll take that as a compliment. I agree on your analysis about the fantasy version of MI6. To answer your question, I analyzed a stream of information for a client in order to identify trouble spots, or conversely, good spots, and then provided an analysis of those spots with recommendations where needed. This was in the early ‘80s and I did it for four years before moving over to being a butler in England and then the US.

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