Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War


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Heyday Books
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5.5 X 8.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Daniel A. Sjursen is a retired U.S. Army Major and regular contributor to Truthdig. His work has also appeared in Harper's, The LA Times, The Nation, Tom Dispatch, The Huffington Post, and The Hill. He served combat tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan and later taught history at his alma mater, West Point. He is the author of a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge. He co-hosts the progressive veterans' podcast "Fortress on a Hill. Follow him on Twitter at @SkepticalVet.


"Major Danny Sjursen gives readers a right seat ride on his transformation from a U.S. Army commander in Iraq to a veteran truth activist. His story proves that anyone can rise from the ashes of moral injury when the nation betrays the social contract to an American soldier."--Garett Reppenhagen, executive director of Veterans For Peace, OIF veteran U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division

"Major Danny Sjursen is the real deal, a combat veteran and survivor of our forever wars who writes like a dream. This is a scathingly honest, no-holds-barred, account of one man's disillusionment. Sjursen knows the perils of battle and understands the dangers of being lied to. His devotion to country is as deep as it is inspiring. This powerful book is a great achievement, rich in pain and moral understanding. Everyone should read it."--Robert Scheer, author of How the United States Got Involved in Vietnam, co-founder and editor of