War pundits and pornographers

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May 17, 2011
by Peter Vam Buren  
Posted in Commentary

"What is it about the military that turns normally thoughtful journalists into war pornographers? A reporter who would otherwise make it through the day sober spends a little time with some unit of the U.S. military and promptly loses himself in ever more dramatic language about bravery and sacrifice, stolen in equal parts from Thucydides, Henry V, and Sergeant Rock comics." (05/17/11)


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