Uncertain ground : citizenship in an age of endless, invisible war
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New York : Penguin Press, 2022.
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Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction
359.960973 KLAY
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Published
New York : Penguin Press, 2022.
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Book
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xix, 252 pages ; 24 cm
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English

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Includes index.
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"The essays in this book were originally published 2010-2021." -- Title page verso.
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"When Phil Klay left the Marines a decade ago, after serving as an officer in Iraq, he found himself part of the community of veterans who have no choice but to grapple with the meaning of their wartime experiences-for themselves and for the country. American identity has always been bound up in war-from the revolutionary war of our founding, to the civil war that ended slavery, to the two world wars that launched America as a superpower. What did the current wars say about who we are as a country, and how should we respond as citizens? Unlike previous eras of war, few other Americans have had to do any real grappling with the endless, invisible wars of the post-9/11 world at all; in fact, increasingly, few people are even aware they are still going on. It's as if there's a dark star with a strong gravitational force that draws a relatively small number of soldiers and their families into its orbit, while remaining inconspicuous to most other Americans. In the meantime, the consequences of American military action abroad may be out of sight and out of mind, but they are very real indeed. This chasm between military and civilian in American life, and the moral blind spot it has created, is one of the great themes of Uncertain Ground, Phil Klay's powerful series of reckonings in essay form over the past ten years with some of our country's thorniest concerns. In the name of what do we ask young Americans to kill, and to die? In the name of what does this country hang together? As we see at every turn in these pages, those two questions have a great deal to do with one another, and how we answer them will go a long way toward deciding where our troubled country goes from here"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Klay, P. (2022). Uncertain ground: citizenship in an age of endless, invisible war . Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Klay, Phil.. 2022. Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War. Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Klay, Phil.. Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War Penguin Press, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Klay, Phil.. Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War Penguin Press, 2022.

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