Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Pundits, Platitudes, and Patriotism: War Heroes and Their Enemies [Rants]

On Sunday, MSNBC host Chris Hayes said the following, in a discussion about war, soldiers, and death: "It is, I think, very difficult to talk about the war dead, the fallen, without invoking valor, without invoking the word 'heroes'... I feel uncomfortable about the word 'hero' because it seems to me it is so rhetorically proximate to justification for more war... it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic." More »

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gawker/full/~3/RIRWa8Mt1ao/pundits-platitudes-and-patriotism-war-heroes-and-their-enemies

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