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My wife and I just got home from watching the Civil War-era film Copperhead.  The Copperheads were the northerners who opposed that war.  The Copperheads in the film opposed slavery, but opposed war even more.  If you’re a war-lover, you won’t care for it: the Republicans come across as vicious men and women of butcherous dispositions – nothing seems to change – and the Copperheads as advocates of peace.  While there is not a single battle-scene in the film, its focus is on how war destroys individual lives – not just those of soldiers – and the peaceful, orderly nature of communities.  It is well worth seeing!!

5:59 pm on June 29, 2013