Operation Homecoming

This week's New Yorker contains a series of letters/emails/personal essays written by soldiers who were stationed in Iraq who participated in the National Endowment for the Arts's Operation Homecoming project. While there's a 30 minute flash media clip on theNew Yorker's website, the plain-old text isn't, unfortunately.

I tend to think of the war in Iraq as an abstraction, as something representative of a larger problem in the world. The Operation Homecoming project is a powerful reminder that there are several hundred thousand Americans and millions of Iraqis who don't have the luxury of abstractions.


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