‘The Evil Hours,’ a wonderful new book on PTSD (II): It even made me laugh
FP's Tom Ricks continues to enjoy The Evil Hours, a new book on PTSD.
I laughed when I read this exchange David Morris had with a soldier from the 1st Infantry Division in October 2007:
“I think I might be a pacifist, sir.”
“Oh, really, how’s that working out for you?” I said.
“Okay, not a pacifist, but what’s it called? An expatriate.”
“You’ve got a running start being over here.”
“I’m serious, sir. I can’t stand Americans.”
My wife heard me laugh and looked up. “What’s funny in a book about PTSD?” she asked.