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Tag: Movies
  • Libertarian vets weigh in on Chris Kyle, Iraq War

    By Zach Foster, Chris Padilla, Adam Clossman The cornerstone of libertarian philosophy is the non-aggression principle: you won’t harm anyone if they won’t harm you either. This principle guides our conduct in peace and in war. We’re libertarians who served in the Global War on Terrorism; a soldier, a sailor, and a marine. Chris Kyle, photo by Cpl. …

  • Les Misérables, the Berkeley Riots, and College Activism Today

     Anyone who hasn’t seen the musical film Les Misérables starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe is highly encouraged to do so.  Even if one isn’t a fan of musicals, this particular story offers a plethora of historical gems and political insights to the audience.  My focus in this message is the film’s stylized portrayal of …

  • Review of Atlas Shrugged: Part II

    I was fortunate to be invited to a pre-screening of Atlas Shrugged: Part II on October 6th. This event was sponsored by the Atlas Society and was attended by liberty-loving folks from all over the DC area. Quick note: The second movie continued right off where Part I ended. Some have suggested you can watch …

  • Box Office Inflation

    Is anyone surprised at the enormous amount of revenue being generated at the box office by movies recently?  Well, if you are, you shouldn’t be.  Simply put: prices are up, the dollar is down, and inflation is evident. Let’s take a look at the list of highest-grossing movies in film history.  In the top 20, …

  • “Avatar” in Regards to Iraq

    What does the movie “Avatar” really say about the war in Iraq?  Growing up I’ve tended to interpret things as either effrontery to Christianity, the opposite, or benign.  Nowadays I would describe my passions as more towards politics, economics, and philosophy.  However, when I saw James Cameron’s “Avatar,” I was impressed by the political extremism …