"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


the war profession

I’ve never even heard of Misrata before, but for your whole life it was there on a map for you to find and ponder and finally go to. All of us in the profession—the war profession, for lack of a better name—know about that town. It’s there waiting for all of us. But you went to yours, and it claimed you.
That's Sebastian Junger in a heartbreaking remembrance of his friend Tim Hetherington.


Blogger Elizabeth Allen said...

Here's another moving one in The New Republic: http://www.tnr.com/article/world/87186/tim-hetherington-restrepo-libya-afghanistan-death

(The end is especially nice)

Friday, April 22, 2011 6:07:00 PM


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