Friday, March 30, 2007

"War Nerd" on Nerdy War Movie

The war nerd watches 300 so I don't have to, and takes down V.D. Hanson in the process.

Most affecting excerpt:

It's downright hilarious the way this movie punishes every smart character. Every time someone wants to argue with the war party in this movie, he's evil. Everybody who talks in a normal tone of voice is evil. Snyder shows two scenes where the Spartans murder Persian envoys arriving under a flag of truce. And both times, you're supposed to cheer.

Since when do Americans cheer when truce parties are murdered? Well, that's pretty easy to answer, actually: since Iraq.

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