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This book of social commentary is a collection of observations about why we like wearing and seeing people wear uniforms. The intellectual heft in these short essays bring to mind Bad Or, The Dumbing of America instead. Though it is not a detailed analysis of uniforms and why we dig them, Doubting Thomases, wits, skeptics, ironists, slackers, beatniks, and other seekers of the truth will enjoy Fussell's disrespectful cracks about bastards and hypocrites that are opposed to individual expression. As a POed ex-infantryman (WW2, Europe), he is anything but reverent about life in the Army.
Review: Uniforms: Why We Are What We WearUser Review - Goodreads
Paul Fussell rates if for no other reason that he is responsible for coining the term "X" as in "The X Way Out" in his chapter in Class, the X of which was used to describe a whole generation. I would ...