Preview: What It’s Like to Go to War

July 24, 2012

In an extended preview of this weekend’s Moyers & Company , Karl Marlantes – a highly-decorated Vietnam veteran, Rhodes Scholar, author, and PTSD survivor — talks about the confusion of conscience that comes with going to war, and why veterans should be thanked, but not cheered.

On the full program, Marlantes discusses what civilians need to understand about the minds and hearts of our modern warriors, sharing with Bill how his battlefield experiences both shaped him and nearly destroyed him, even after returning to civilian life.

Learn more about the production team behind Moyers & Company. Watch the full show »

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  • CalvinLeman

    No war with Rocky Anderson

  • Zortrope

    One of the best books ever.

  • DrBob Osenenko

    Any discussion about war from a veterans perspective is worth listening if it can be heard. Some day when municipalities become civilized here in New Jersey I’d like to see the League of Municipalities make a plan that every municipal website have a link to a suicide prevention service.If the LoM can spare time from the golf course.Thanks Bill.

  • Clark Orwick

    What veterans need is to know the real reasons they are being sent to kill and die.

  • mbrecker

    No disrespect to vets struggling with PTSD. But in a sense, the MSM is doing everyone with this a disservice by implying that only vets have it. 3 out of 10 people that you walk by every day have some form of it. The victims/survivors in the Sandusky case. Has anyone in the MSM ever talked about the potential lifelong effects of PTSD from them being sexually abused? No, they haven’t. If you want more people to seek help, treat this seriously and treat them with respect.