Betwixt and Between: Yup’ik Combat Soldiers and the Burden of Wars

Linda Green

Abstract


Eric Hobsbawm, the noted British historian, in his masterful account of modernity writ large, suggests that the 20th century was the most violent in human history, highlighting crucial connections between capitalist expansion and bellicosity. Over the course of the twentieth century, and in particular over the past 60 years, the United States has indisputably become the global master of war. A military budget and a weapons arsenal that dwarfs those of all other countries, alongside its repeated incursions into other sovereign nations, are alone sufficient to earn the title.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14672/ada2013201%25p

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