Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New work by Global Military Justice Reform contributor Nancy Sherman

Professor Nancy Sherman's forthcoming “Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers” is mentioned in today's insightful New York Times column by David Brooks. Prof. Sherman is a contributor to Global Military Justice Reform. Congratulations! Excerpt from Mr. Brooks's column:
Sherman, who is a philosopher at Georgetown University, emphasizes that most of the work will have to be done at the micro level — through individual conversations between veterans and civilians that go beyond the cheap grace of “thank you for your service.” The conversations have to deal with the individual facts of each case. The goal is to get veterans to adopt the stance of a friendly observer, to make clear how limited choices are when one is caught in a random, tragic situation, to arrive at catharsis and self-forgiveness about what was actually blameworthy and what wasn’t.

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