Book: Our Veterans – on Peace & Justice, this Wednesday, August 31 at 9am
Written by Tom Walker on Monday, August 29, 2022
This Wednesday we’ll have all three authors of a brand new book Our Veterans – Winners, Losers, Friends and Enemies on the New Terrain of Veterans Affairs – Suzanne Gordon, Steve Early and Jasper Craven.
In Our Veterans, Suzanne Gordon, Steve Early, and Jasper Craven explore the physical, emotional, social, economic, and psychological impact of military service and the problems that veterans face when they return to civilian life. The authors critically examine the role of advocacy organizations, philanthropies, corporations, and politicians who purport to be “pro-veteran.” They describe the ongoing debate about the cost, quality, and effectiveness of healthcare provided or outsourced by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). They also examine generational divisions and political tensions among veterans, as revealed in the tumultuous events of 2020, from Black Lives Matter protests to the Trump-Biden presidential contest. Frank and revealing, Our Veterans proposes a new agenda for veterans affairs linking service provision to veterans to the quest for broader social programs benefiting all Americans.