MEN AT WAR
In this July 12, 2010 photo, journalist and documentary film maker Sebastian Junger poses for a photo in Toronto.
In this July 12, 2010 photo, journalist and documentary film maker Sebastian Junger poses for a photo in Toronto.
Photo by Chris Young, AP/The Canadian Press

Sebastian Junger Discusses War As A Rite Of Passage

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American journalist and documentarian Sebastian Junger has closely followed the war in Afghanistan, in particular, the individuals serving on the front line. Junger sees the act of serving and fighting in combat as uniquely tied to the American idea of masculinity, and what it means to “achieve adult status” and become a man.

“I think people would have a more honest, realistic relationship to the important topic of war,” he continues. “If they could actually acknowledge that part of themselves that responds to it positively.”

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