torn between the three and the four, I started off at 3.8ish or so, backslid through some of the fire fighting details, whale hunters, kosovo, and then colter's way was short and sweet, sierra leone competent, and then afghanistan section timely and excellent.
in some ways the develompent of Junger, from interest in high-risk professions (blue-collar danger) cf. [b:The Perfect Storm|108229|The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea|Sebastian Junger|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1171580454s/108229.jpg|1887699] to his eventual [b:War|8664353|Unbroken A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption|Laura Hillenbrand|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327861115s/8664353.jpg|12946965], and managing to "get the story" on Massoud, Afghanistan.
Modern society...has perfected the art of having nothing happen at all. There is nothing particularly wrong with this except that for vast numbers of Americans, as life has become staggeringly easy, it has also become vaguely unfulfilling. Life in moern society is designed to eliminate as many unforeseen events as posssible, and has inviting as this seems, it leaves us hopelessly underutilized. And that is where the idea of "adventure" comes in. The word comes from the Latin adventura, meaning 'what must happen.' An adventure is a situation where the outcome is not entirely within your control.
Junger's philosophy; thesis of this work.
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