National Security and Live Free or Die Hard

Watching Live Free or Die Hard-

I think it is something of an interesting example of the problems that happen with governments - when governments create large systems, one thing going wrong can cause a lot of problems (isn't that part of the reason for checks and balances)? Likewise, if terrorists were to try to put a large, complex problem into effect, they face the same difficulty as governments - they can be stopped by one or two small problems. Small problems like Bruce Willis.

That would be a central irony of his character - a lethal weapon or loose cannon in a system faced with small, isolated problems, he becomes the only solution (and therefore hope) in a system faced with an enemy creating a single, large, complex problem.

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