By Philip D. Beidler

ISBN-10: 082032969X

ISBN-13: 9780820329697

As a author, Philip D. Beidler has usually drawn on his wrestle adventure in Vietnam and his deep engagement with American pop culture. His essays faucet those resources in robust, truth-telling methods. In American Wars, American Peace, one other voice emerges, distinctive but additionally tied to Beidler’s wartime stories and his love of literature, movie, and track. it's the voice of 1 of the “baby-boom progeny of the ‘Greatest iteration’ who at domestic and out of the country grew to become the foot infantrymen” not only in Vietnam yet within the Peace Corps, the civil rights move, the women’s circulate, and beyond.

Beidler has skilled adequate of background to question “the types of peace that one empire after one other has attempted to impose at the global at no matter what massive costs.” As he displays on terrorism, patriotism, geopolitics, sacrifice, propaganda, and extra, Beidler revisits his generation’s “inherited imaginative and prescient of nationwide purpose”--and he asks what occurred. those essays are a sobering take-heed call for even the main knowledgeable and conscientious citizen.

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