After Words with Frank Schaeffer
Mr. Schaeffer was interviewed about the book he co-wrote with Kathy Roth-Douquet, AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper… read more
Mr. Schaeffer was interviewed about the book he co-wrote with Kathy Roth-Douquet, AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper Classes from Military Service and How It Hurts Our Country, published by Collins. He described how he changed the way he thought about the military after his son John, the product of an elite prep school in Massachusetts, bypassed college to join the U.S. Marines. He and his son wrote a book about that transformation in 2002 titled, Keeping Faith. In AWOL Mr. Schaeffer asked why participation in the military by the most privileged citizens in United States has fallen dramatically since World War II. Topics included undermining the legitimacy and value of the military, overprotection from risks, citizenship, and moral values.
Mr. Schaeffer was interviewed by author and freelance journalist Kristin Henderson, a practicing Quaker, who is married to a Navy chaplain who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. She is most recently the author of, While They’re at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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