Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Great Regulars: Perhaps the real problem with these current wars

is that they have not so far been reimagined sufficiently; they don't seem important enough to bear such ­significance. We see them on the news, shrug and move on, rather than con­sidering what they mean and how those involved must feel. Roy-Bhattacharya's sources, the ­soldiers he spoke to, note this with some bitterness. "They tell me," he says, " 'At least in Vietnam, they came home and were hated.' [Meanwhile] they disappeared when they were sent out."

from Bryan Appleyard: The Sunday Times: New Fiction for New Wars


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