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Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation of Chris Kyle’s memoir has become the most financially successful Iraq War movie to date, and the catalyst for a tempest of politi-journo-cinecritical caterwauling. Does it celebrate jingoism, or document it? Is it a nasty piece of blood thirst or a chronicle of grace and honor under fire? Don’t worry. You too can have an opinion. Kyle’s book is a good place to start.

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Steve Bannon

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Reprinted with permission from ProPublica

Late at night on Jan. 5, the day before President Donald Trump was scheduled to deliver a defiant speech before thousands of his most dedicated supporters, his former adviser Steve Bannon was podcasting from his studio near Capitol Hill. He had been on the air several times a day for weeks, hyping the narrative that this was the moment that patriots could stand up and pull out a Trump win.

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