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Lifton's new preface connects the experience of Vietnam veterans with that of veterans of the war in Iraq. Both were brought into the ...
Lifton's new preface connects the experience of Vietnam veterans with that of veterans of the war in Iraq. Both were brought into the 'atrocity producing situations' that led to My Lai and Abu Ghraib. Lifton raises the possibility that Iraq veterans could experience the kind of healing transformation that many who fought in Vietnam were able to achieve.
"Home from the War is a work of major importance, integrating approaches derived from behavioral and social sciences, medicine, history and, above all, based upon a profound respect for humanity."
-G.F. Solomon, M.D., New England Journal of Medicine
"In a terrible way, Home from the War is about us all, whether we went to Vietnam or not. Read it carefully and if you cannot be moved by it or learn from it then you are probably dead."
-Gloria Emerson, author of Winners and Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses, and Ruins from the Vietnam War
|Prologue : engaging the affliction||13|
|1||The hero versus the socialized warrior||23|
|2||America's new survivors : the image of My Lai||33|
|5||Zones of rage and violence||135|
|6||The counterfeit universe||161|
|7||Gooks and men||189|
|8||Transformation I : from John Wayne to Country Joe and the Fish||217|
|9||Transformation II : learning to feel||265|
|10||Transformation III : self and world||281|
|11||Truth and prophecy||307|
|12||On war and warriors||329|