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ReThink Review: <i>American Sniper</i> -- Can There Be Heroes on the Wrong Side of History?

ReThink Review: American Sniper -- Can There Be Heroes on the Wrong Side of History?

01.23.2015
I see soldier worship as harmful because it so easily morphs into support for wars, no matter how unjust, by letting our affection for...
Some Thoughts on <i>American Sniper</i>

Some Thoughts on American Sniper

01.22.2015
In my opinion, Chris Kyle was a hero, regardless of what his politics were, how many un-PC adjectives he might have used, or the fact that...
<i>American Sniper</i> and the Fetishization of Patriotism

American Sniper and the Fetishization of Patriotism

01.22.2015
These kinds of films overwhelmingly contribute to the commodification and the fetishization of patriotism that often force people to choose...
What's Really Behind The 'American Sniper' Controversy?

What's Really Behind The 'American Sniper' Controversy?

Ryan Buxton  01.22.2015
Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" has audiences asking lots of questions. For example: Is the film a piece of war propaganda? Should real-life...

'American Sniper': Love Our Soldiers, Even If You Hate Our Wars

01.21.2015
War takes a horrific physical and emotional toll on our soldiers and their families, and we are currently not providing them adequate care...

Zaki's Review: American Sniper

01.21.2015
The very fact that American Sniper asks to be accepted as an artifact that will stand for time immemorial virtually necessitates a higher...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 17

01.21.2015
The most notable shift this week is the leap that Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train takes into the No. 2 spot, up sixteen places from...
Chris Kyle's Religious Faith Plays Small Part In 'American Sniper'

Chris Kyle's Religious Faith Plays Small Part In 'American Sniper'

Sarah Pulliam Bailey  01.20.2015
(RNS) Chris Kyle, often described as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, wrote in his autobiography that he prioritized his...
Inside The Complicated Life Of The Real 'American Sniper'

Inside The Complicated Life Of The Real 'American Sniper'

01.19.2015
With six Academy Award nominations, "American Sniper" is earning praise for its realistic portrayal of the Iraq War's urban battles, and...

Popcorn Preview: American Sniper

01. 9.2015
At the recruiting office, they give him a brochure for the Seals... and we soon see Chris in basic training. "We're looking for warriors,...

Top 10 Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of January 3

01. 7.2015
The average price of a best-selling ebooks drops to $4.36, down from $5.96 the week heading into the holidays, on the first Digital Book...

Movie Review: American Sniper - Shooting blanks

12.24.2014
The two most disappointing films of the season should have been two of the most gripping: Unbroken (also opening on Christmas) and Clint...

American Sniper Gets It Right for Veterans: Why That Matters

12.15.2014
There's something unique about American Sniper. If this were just another modern war movie, Chris Kyle might be portrayed as a replica...
A Look at the Essential Navy SEAL Books of the Global War on Terrorism

A Look at the Essential Navy SEAL Books of the Global War on Terrorism

12. 9.2014
With the latest news about controversies of Navy SEAL Mark Owen writing a book about killing Osama bin Laden, and the naming of former...
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