War Nerd

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Soft Skull Press, Mar 1, 2009 - History - 328 pages
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Self-described war nerd Gary Brecher knows he’s not alone, that there’s a legion of fat, lonely Americans, stuck in stupid, paper-pushing desk jobs, who get off on reading about war because they hate their lives. But Brecher writes about war, too. War Nerd collects his most opinionated, enraging, enlightening, and entertaining pieces. Part war commentator, part angry humorist Óla Bill Hicks, Brecher inveighs against pieties of all stripes — Liberian generals, Dick Cheney, U.N. peacekeepers, the neo-cons — and the massive incompetence of military powers. A provocative free thinker, he finds much to admire in the most unlikely places, and not always for the most pacifistic reasons: the Tamil Tigers, the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Danes of 1,000 years ago, and so on, across the globe and through the centuries. Crude, scatological, un-P.C., yet deeply informed, Brecher provides a radically different, completely unvarnished perspective on the nature of warfare.
 

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Contents

Title Page
THE COMEBACK TOUR
THE BIG HATE MASSACRES PAID YOUR MORTGAGE DUDE
YOU WANT ANARCHY?
KILLER CESSNASANDCRAZY SWEDES
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Gary Brecher is a data-entry clerk in Fresno, CA. HIs Wikipedia entry indicates there is some dispute as to whether he is real, or the name is a pseudonym.

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