The Heart and the Fist

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Eric Greitens, a Rhodes Scholar and Navy SEAL, talks about his volunteer and aid work, and his experiences leading US Marines in Iraq, as well as his work with severely wounded and disabled veterans. He shares his story of service as both a humanitarian and a soldier in his memoir The Heart and the Fist.


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Comments [2]

Mike from Tribeca

Interesting interview, though I find your guest's use of "The ONLY way this is going to happen is..." and "The ONLY way to look at it is..." a bit pompous.

Apr. 12 2011 01:53 PM

Thank you for including this guest. I'm aware of his book, but haven't read it yet. Can ask him about some of the issues of PTSD that relate to what some of your other guests have discussed? Namely, I'm wonder if he has any thoughts about the relationship with "abusive violence" and PTSD that authors Nancy Sherman (The Untold War) and Joshua Phillips (None of Us Were Like This Before) have written about, and that seem to relate to some of costs of war that we don't often discuss. Thanks...

Apr. 12 2011 01:47 PM

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