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Tough Enough

Soldiers, of course, are required to be tough. Strong and tough like Rambo. No-one must be able to get the better of them physically. As if we were still fighting hand-to-hand combat, and did not rely nowadays on sophisticated weapons. … Continue reading

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The Unemotional Soldier

The soldier who is most useful to the military is one who is unemotional. Joshua Goldstein*, an academic and researcher, author of War and Gender (2001) puts it like this: “…cultures around the world with few exceptions construct “tough” men … Continue reading

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Be a Man, my Son

In this post I want to start to look at how we may be unconsciously and unintentionally raising our sons for the trauma of warfare, and to be capable of killing. In my last post, I suggested a list of … Continue reading

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