Vox Populi

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Chris Hedges: War and Memory

I asked my grandmother after he left what was wrong with him. “The war,” she said acidly.

July 24, 2019 · 2 Comments

Nate Terani: Being Demonized in Your Own Country

Already Hell Enough for This Muslim-American Understand this: I’m an American veteran. I’m also a Muslim-American in a country in which, in these years, that hasn’t exactly been the happiest … Continue reading

March 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

Chris Hedges: The Lie of Patriotism

BALTIMORE—When Rory Fanning, a burly veteran who served in the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion and was deployed in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2004, appeared at the Donald Trump rally in … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Greg Laxer: Letter to the American Dead of the Vietnam War

Veterans For Peace, an organization of which I’ve been a member since 2013, has called for veterans (as well as civilians) affected by the Vietnam War to write a letter … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 5 Comments

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