Wednesday, July 04, 2012

The truth of war

Michael Stephenson in his new book "The Last Full Measure: How Soldiers Die in Battle," gives a sobering and crucial look at the evolution of death on the battlefield and the ways that warriors come to terms with serving as killing machines.

"I wanted to write this book because I had a deep sense of that, and I was also a bit disturbed by the easiness with which we send our young men and women – and they've always been young, and they've nearly always been poor – to fight for us."

Socialist Courier's only criticism is that it is not for us that soldiers fight and die for but it is for the interests of the ruling class.

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