Ghosts of War


Every war is fought long after the last phys­i­cal bat­tle. It is the sus­tained bat­tle for a dom­i­nat­ing, rul­ing sto­ry about that war. Why did we go to war? How did we fight? Who were the right­eous and glo­ri­ous? The evil and devi­ous? Who were the vic­tors? What were the costs? War after war, a  repeat­ing pat­tern. In this Unit­ed States, it is a lethal pat­tern pro­pelling us  into accep­tance of the next war — and the next. The ghosts of war ask us to be skeptical.

3 thoughts on “Ghosts of War

  1. Nice piece Leslie. Ques­tions that should always be upper­most in our minds. Unfor­tu­nate­ly they are not and we keep falling into the same con­flicts often not know­ing why we got into them in the first place.

    Good work, visu­al­ly and in prose.

  2. Leslie, John just sent me your web­site. I am stunned by your work. It is real­ly pow­er­ful and it does serve to say 1000 words …and more.

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