The cult of the uniform
Broadcast: Midmorning, 09/16/2011, 10:06 a.m.
In a recent op-ed, William Deresiewicz arguest that no symbol is more sacred in American life right now than the military uniform. What are the implications of America's 'cult of the uniform'?
- William Deresiewicz: writes about books, higher education, culture, and politics. His latest book is A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter.
- Jerry Lembcke: professor of sociology at Holy Cross College and the author of The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory and the Legacy of Vietnam.