White Hunter, Iraq Heart


From Reason, the excellent Jesse Walker locates American Sniper within a semi-nativist (if sometimes anti-native) American antiwar tradition. For what it’s worth, I found it a powerful film, and not at all jingoistic.


  1. Thanks for the link Bill. My wife and I went to see American Sniper in an attempt to clear the entire Best Picture dance card (came up short by not seeing Whiplash) and I found the movie to be a very good character study. Funny thing to me is that both Eastwood and Cooper have done better work that wasn’t as highly recognized. To me, the bottom line is that nations wage wars, but men and women fight them and those are two entirely different propositions.

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