Here is a quotation for your consideration, from a book I am currently reading:
"When United States soldiers returned from Vietnam and complained about the lack of parades, they were not simply whining about being under-appreciated. Without the cultural context in which the self-sacrificing warrior is a hero, the sacrifice itself seems a waste, a cruel joke. When the culture does not tell the story of the hero, the soldier is in danger of becoming meaningless "cannon fodder" ----- a powerless victim."
And from my daily newspaper, this: "Ohio voters on key issues/Defense/59% Say the U.S. should not be involved in Afghanistan"
What price glory? (There is an interesting essay about this outstanding anti-war play in Art, Glitter, and Glitz, by Hofstra University, starting on page 77, entitled "Some Kind of Damned Religion: A Reading of What Price Glory?, by Maxwell Anderson and Laurence Stallings.)
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