Tag: assassination

Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard and the Ethics of Assassination »

The Hitman’s Bodyguard is an action/drama that would normally be considered standard fare for the summer season. Yet this movie does more than careen through dead bodies and extended vehicle chases. The story is driven by the relationship between the core characters and turns on a serious question of ethics and forgiveness. At the...
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Killing a Man Does Not Testify to National Greatness »

Among the many objectionable aspects of President Obama’s announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed, one in particular sticks in my craw. He said that “today’s achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country and the determination of the American people.” First, I dislike the whole idea of “the greatness of...
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