1. Whoa. I didn’t see this bit coming:

    It’s because the vast majority of us are straight up sociopaths.

    The second half is about the soldiers who last becoming inured to the sight of dead innocents they’ve killed as ‘collateral damage’ and enjoying war for war’s sake — or maybe for professionalism’s sake. The first half is about war being very, very boring most of the time, and even mocks some of the ‘hardened soldier’ myth-building that the second half seems to buy into. Or maybe I was misreading the first half, that he was really just trying to undo the myth of any soldier’s actions amounting to much? In any case, this is a great article.

  2. Stunning. Thanks for posting.

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