What Every Person Should Know About War

By Chris Hedges

Acclaimed New York Times journalist and writer Chris Hedges bargains a serious -- and engaging -- lesson within the risky realities of our age: a stark examine the results of battle on fighters. totally missing in rhetoric or dogma, this guide is predicated as a substitute on naked truth, frank description, and a spare question-and-answer layout. Hedges permits U.S. army documentation of the brutalizing actual and mental outcomes of strive against to talk for itself.

Hedges poses dozens of questions that younger squaddies may ask approximately wrestle, after which solutions them by way of quoting from clinical and mental reports.
• What are my probabilities of being wounded or killed if we visit conflict?
• What does it think prefer to get shot?
• What do artillery shells do to you?
• what's the so much painful method to get wounded?
• Will I be afraid?
• What may possibly ensue to me in a nuclear assault?
• What does it think prefer to kill an individual?
• am i able to stand up to torture?
• What are the long term outcomes of wrestle rigidity?
• what's going to occur to my physique after I die?

This profound and devastating portrayal of the horrors to which we topic our militia stands as a ringing indictment of the glorification of warfare and the concealment of its barbarity.

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