There’s been some chatter in the media lately about “American Sniper”, the new movie directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper. Complaints about the glorification of war and celebrating a killer really miss the point. To me the movie was much more of an examination of the effects of PTSD and how military service can take a toll on families and destroy lives. There are mixed reports about the character of the real Chris Kyle so I have no idea if the movie is accurate at all but I thought Bradley Cooper did a great job portraying a man torn between his family at home and his brothers-in-arms and struggling with the things he saw and did.
Below is Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio discussing the movie: