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American Wars, American Peace: Notes from a Son of the by Philip D. Beidler PDF

By Philip D. Beidler

As a author, Philip D. Beidler has frequently drawn on his strive against event in Vietnam and his deep engagement with American pop culture. His essays faucet those resources in strong, truth-telling methods. In American Wars, American Peace, one other voice emerges, precise but additionally tied to Beidler’s wartime stories and his love of literature, movie, and tune. it's the voice of 1 of the “baby-boom progeny of the ‘Greatest new release’ who at domestic and overseas grew to become the foot squaddies” not only in Vietnam yet within the Peace Corps, the civil rights stream, the women’s circulate, and beyond.

Beidler has skilled adequate of historical past to query “the varieties of peace that one empire after one other has attempted to impose at the international at no matter what huge 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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