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Quote of the day: Joining the military now is like emigrating to a new land

Robert Goldich, meditating in the new issue of Daedalus on what it means for today’s youth to join the military: They are, in a sense, internal immigrants, emigrating from their familiar surroundings to find more opportunity (economic and psychological) in the new and, in many ways, utterly alien institutional terrain of the armed forces.” (P. ...

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Robert Goldich, meditating in the new issue of Daedalus on what it means for today's youth to join the military:

They are, in a sense, internal immigrants, emigrating from their familiar surroundings to find more opportunity (economic and psychological) in the new and, in many ways, utterly alien institutional terrain of the armed forces."

(P. 67)

Robert Goldich, meditating in the new issue of Daedalus on what it means for today’s youth to join the military:

They are, in a sense, internal immigrants, emigrating from their familiar surroundings to find more opportunity (economic and psychological) in the new and, in many ways, utterly alien institutional terrain of the armed forces.”

(P. 67)

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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