anti-war novel and “troop support”

Peter A. Welsch:

I randomly listened to Metallica’s One on the way up, which was inspired by Dalton Trumbo’s anti-war novel Johnny Got His Gun. I first read that book when I was in middle school and it inspired me to declare myself a pacifist. Both that experience and Paths have me thinking about the role that militarism plays in our culture and society, especially considering the online row that has resulted from William Arkin’s item at the Washington Post Online, “The Troops Also Need to Support the American People.”

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