Innocence and Loss

Innocence and Loss

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A fierce national outcry for righteously waging war has long dominated American culture. From at least the wildly popular Spanish-American War and the US military invasion of the Philippines that infuriated Mark Twain, right up to the current Global War on Terrorism, this is a deadly, dark current coursing throughout American history. Meanwhile, dissenting analyses of the a€œpatriotic gorea€ have until recently been paid scant attention in the popular media. Delving into this history, this probing collection of essays explores ways in which a€œthe compulsive redeployment of innocencea€ in the launching, cheering, and retelling of Americaa€™s wars a€œendlessly defers a national reckoning, a€ as the editors astutely state in their introduction. The works in this collection reflect an effort to add more voices where they are desperately needed.While the change in Nathaniel Fick is profound after OCS, the training he receives during Training Basic School (TBS) will be even more ... In the essay a€œ Soldier of the State: Reconsidering American Civil-Military Relations, a€ Richard D. Hooker refers to the existence of a ... According to Hooker, Ficka#39;s transformation from civilian to marine would not merely constitute itself through physical changes but itanbsp;...

Title:Innocence and Loss
Author: Cynthia Stretch, Cristina Alsina Rísquez
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2014-06-02

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