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The realization that religion does not operate in straightforwardly logical fashion--and, therefore, that construing it as such actually misconstrues it--as not yet made a significant impact in contemporary academic philosophy.
Reducing its currents of irrationality and poetry to a tidy allegory of Vietnam ("destroying the city in order to save it"), Slotkin pointedly misconstrues the central, defining gesture in the picture: that frozen moment when the vastly outgunned Bunch find themselves in a stand-off with the Mexican army, then gleefully open fire, he interprets as a strategic miscalculation--a failure to understand Third World political culture--rather than the spasm of self-destructive bravado Peckinpah intended.
The amendment misconstrues the intent of the recent Texas Railroad Commission action that updates the natural gas market demand system in the state.
The only potential problem we see is that someone misconstrues what is a typical or normal operating problem for a Y2K-related problem.
Steven misconstrues his kindness and makes another pass at him, and when Christian knocks him back, the lad goes running to Ian, claiming Christian was the one making the moves.