Bryan Caplan  

The Psychology of Gran Torino

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Eastwood's Gran Torino is a love letter to what psychologist John Ray calls "the old-fashioned personality."  (Here's my quick intro to the paper).  Who else but Eastwood could so compellingly dramatize Ray's conclusion that "when pejorative assumptions are discarded, the old-fashioned person would appear to have many potentially admirable characteristics"?

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Jeff H. writes:

The second link needs redoing, methinks.

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