Exit Wounds: One Australian’s War on Terror by John Cantwell with Greg Bearup

Reviewed by
December 2012–January 2013, no. 347
Grand strategic blindness

Exit Wounds: One Australian’s War on Terror

by John Cantwell with Greg Bearup

Melbourne University Press, $34.99 pb, 383 pp, 9780522861785

Exit Wounds: One Australian’s War on Terror by John Cantwell with Greg Bearup

Reviewed by
December 2012–January 2013, no. 347

To go into any bookshop, if you can still find one, is to be amazed at the space devoted to militaria: endless shelves of books not just about the two world wars and Vietnam, but all wars in all times. This vicarious fascination with war echoes another phenomenon of our time: the rise of overt public respect for soldiers.

Grand strategic blindness

Exit Wounds: One Australian’s War on Terror

by John Cantwell with Greg Bearup

Melbourne University Press, $34.99 pb, 383 pp, 9780522861785

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