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  •  You might want to read Sebastian Junger's recent (2+ / 0-)
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    book about Afghanistan: War.

    What is the "Why?"?

    by BardoOne on Sat May 22, 2010 at 08:28:57 PM PDT

    •  excellent. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      •  FYI: I took another look at the Salon review (2+ / 0-)
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        link in my previous post, and find that I completely disagree with the reviewer's comment that:

        ... The book certainly explains less than its grandiose, single-word title promises. (The section headings, equally grandiose, are "Fear," "Killing," and "Love." Why this extremely specific and detailed book requires these general and pretentious headings is a mystery.)  

        It doesn't require a close reading, for instance, to realize that the section entitled "Love" is, in fact, a detailed study of how nothing less than love is able to give a soldier the courage to throw himself on a grenade to save his 'brothers'.

        All best to you.

        What is the "Why?"?

        by BardoOne on Sat May 22, 2010 at 11:25:09 PM PDT

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        •  I took a look as well, (1+ / 0-)
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          and thought to mention that the review itself is written by and appears in Salon "courtesy of" the book's distributor, Barnes and Noble.  FWIW

          NPR: The opiate voice of the illusory middle way.

          by Gooch on Sun May 23, 2010 at 05:46:24 AM PDT

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