Sebastian Junger: War

If one reads this book, one might not shout Patriotism at the top of his voice.

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5 thoughts on “Sebastian Junger: War

  1. I have found that the people who scream the loudest for battle have not experienced it.

    Although, as Junger points out, those who have experienced it, have experienced something which puts them apart from other people: Hence the comraderie.

  2. I believe there is a film out on this topic as well- hopefully one that depicts the horrors of war rather than the glory of it.

  3. Junger was on Morning Joe today…the interviewing and his comments are telling…I tried to copy and paste his comments but for some reason it did not copy. I encourage all to go to Morning Joe and read the transcript. It is interesting to read his comments on the 19 and 20 year old American soldiers and what they are thinking. Second, are his comments on the Afghan people, Government, and Karzi corruption. If the film, “Restrepo”, is a factual representation of the book, it will show that war is hell. Since the movie would upset me, I have no plans to go view it.

  4. Since the movie would upset me, I have no plans to go view it.

    ditto!

    …read his comments on the 19 and 20 year old American soldiers and what they are thinking.

    I’d like to know what they are thinking.

  5. ‘I’d like to know what they are thinking.”

    For the future of the republic, it is scary what they say…Let me just say that they are not “following the flag”. They are there more for their own
    reasons, and then it becomes the preservation of the group. The safety of the group seems to become the paramount cause, not patriotism. It seems that this is a primary reason for many serving multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. This may give an idea of why a professional military is a danger to the republic.

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