I recently posted an OpEd editorial, "A GRANDMOTHER WANTS TO KNOW," earlier published on my New York University grandson's and fellow students' blog, "Beer and Philosophy." Essentially, I asked why the U.S. youth of today were so apathetic about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and if they thought a draft would mobilize them toprotest more activelyas it did during the Vietnam war.
One of the students responded with what I consider a highly articulate and insightful commentary, and which I feel is valuable for the anti-war movement to read. With the writer's permission, I am reproducing it below:
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JOAN WILE -- author of newly-published book,
GRANDMOTHERS AGAINST THE WAR: GETTING OFF OUR FANNIES AND STANDING UP FOR PEACE (Citadel Press, May 2008 -- available at amazon.com and in book stores), which is an account of her founding of (more...)