Returning from Iraq, the Damage Done
It’s easy to send soldiers off to war. It’s harder to face them when they come home. —Photo Essay and Interviews by Nina Berman, Text by Verlyn Klinkenborg
And yet in a nation that is sick with celebrity, the word “hero” works in strange ways. We fear the elitism of the word, and so we democratize it, bestowing it everywhere, without really understanding what we’re doing.