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American Sniper, Part I

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By guest author Ross Caputi. This is the first in a series discussing the implications of the new film, American Sniper. What American Sniper offers us — more than a heart-wrenching tale about Chris Kyle’s struggle to be a soldier, a husband, … Continue reading

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Inconvenient memories: Veteran’s Day 2014

by Guest Author Ross Caputi Most Americans believe Veterans Day is a day of remembrance; in reality, it’s generally a day of forgetting. On Veterans Day, people applaud as veterans march in parades, wearing their medals and fancy uniforms. People … Continue reading

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