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Added by Ross Harris on July 21, 2011 at 10:53am — No Comments
On Sunday, July 16th, The New York Times ran Sebastian's provocative essay, Why Would Anyone Miss War? in their Review section.
Readers quickly took to the NY Times Facebook page and began commenting and posting their own opinions on the piece, and war itself. The discussion grew in intensity rather quickly; check out the conversation…Continue
I just read your NYT opinion piece, “Why Would Any Soldier Miss War?” It brilliantly illuminates many perspectives and the profound disconnects facing individuals, communities and our entire zeitgeist of modern warring society.
Our societal psychic disconnect is real and palpable. Even though I’ve not had any relatives or even close friends that died in recent US wars, whenever I’m on the…Continue
Added by Rob Hanna on July 17, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I have just finished WAR and watched RESTREPO. I have also read V.F. articles and other things you have written. Shortly after I finished WAR I heard of Tim Hetherington's death, and felt that I had lost someone close to me, as your writing brought him alive in the book. I know how you truly loved him as a brother, and were devastated by his loss. Your sensitivity and compassion come through in your writings. You made war come alive through your descriptions and…Continue