Category Archives: Movie reviews

Rambo and the Dalai Lama:The Compulsion to Win and Its Threat to Human Survival

by Gordon Fellman This book builds from the proposition that until now most encounters have been organized so that the point of them is to overcome the other. This is true for the most part of relations between men and … Continue reading

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Promoting the Joker? The media and gun violence

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by Sarah Mensch In my series for engaging peace, I have explored the possibility that the media, particularly films, can provide models for gun violence that may lead to copycat crimes. For today’s post, I analyzed The Dark Knight, a … Continue reading

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American Sniper, Part 5

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By guest author Ross Caputi. This is the last in a series discussing the implications of the new film, American Sniper. Editor: see the review of American Sniper by Rolling Stone. In the most recent segment of my review of American Sniper, … Continue reading

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American Sniper, Part 3

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  by Guest Author Ross Caputi Let me reiterate, I am not accusing Chris Kyle, the American Sniper, of being guilty of war crimes, nor am I saying that he was a bad person. I am arguing that he was not … Continue reading

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