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"Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War" (Encore)

Aired on Friday, November 11th.
Aired on Friday, November 11th.

On this Veterans Day, we revisit our conversation from last May with Phil Klay, the National Book Award-winning author and U.S. Marine Corps vet.

(Note: This interview first aired earlier this year.) What happens to our soldiers -- and our society, our culture, and our psyche -- when we as Americans live in an age of never-ending warfare? Our guest is the noted writer and military veteran Phil Klay, who won the National Book Award for Fiction a few tears ago for "Redeployment," a powerful collection of linked short-stories. He now has a new book out, "Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War." It's a gathering of essays, written over the span of a decade, that mainly looks at the chasm between the military and the civilian in American life -- and the omnipresent moral blind spot that this chasm has created. As per Tom Rick, writing for Washington Monthly: "Klay diligently examines American society in the two decades since 9/11, an event he calls 'a somber ghost hanging over our national discourse.' I think he succeeds admirably."

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