Listening and Seeing -- American Sniper

February 2, 2015 7:28 PM

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In the first Dirty Harry movie we are entertained with the sight of Harry educating a citizen on a fundamental problem in human relations. With a wave of the .44 magnum to emphasize the seriousness of the issue, Harry poses a rhetorical question -- "You don't listen good, do you (expletive?)" Lesson accepted, the suddenly wiser young man exits the scene.

This basic problem is on display with the release of American Sniper, with people fighting about whether Chris Kyle was a hero or a villain. With insults flying back and forth the one thing that is clear is that we don't listen to one another. And we don't see. Whether the people Chis Kyle killed ne...

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