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On Killing Chapter Summary & Analysis - Section 1, Killing and the Existence of Resistance: A World of Virgins Studying Sex: Chapter 3, Why Can't Johnny Kill? Summary

Dave Grossman (author)
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Section 1, Killing and the Existence of Resistance: A World of Virgins Studying Sex: Chapter 3, Why Can't Johnny Kill? Summary and Analysis

Fighter pilots had the same configuration that the ground troops had. Grossman takes readers further into inspecting the topic of soldiers' resistance to killing. There is a "conspiracy of silence" about this topic. For some, the decision is an act of conscience and of rebellion if need be. Most have the desire to "save face." For the first time, the Lt. Colonel who wrote the book brings up what is it that will make soldiers kill. The short and fast answer is that men are most ready to respond to expectations and coercions. Bear in mind, the author has not ever personally killed anyone, although he is highly decorated, has been...

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