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Let’s Agree on This: Bring The Troops Home

Jose Vilson Jose 0 Comments

This post won’t serve as an anti-war post. I haven’t changed my pro-peace stance on any level, and firmly believe that our presence in so many foreign countries has less to do with actually promoting peace and more to do with increasing wealth for a handful of powerful individuals. My …






This Means War For These Educators, Too

Jose Vilson Jose 1 Comment

The commenters to my blog simply rock. Bivey’s whole response to my posit about education’s ulterior motives is a must read, but here’s a snippet just for you: I mean finding the right balance between acknowledging the power you and others have (e.g. at the end of the road, you …






War by Sebastian Junger

Book Giveaway May 2010: War by Sebastian Junger

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Welcome to the first ever The Jose Vilson book giveaway! -applause- I’ll be doing a few of these giveaways over the next couple of months. The rules are as follows: 1. Leave a comment at the bottom of this post with the words: “It’s not about a salary; it’s all …






Kareem Rashad, the Soldier

Somewhere Between War and Peace

Jose Vilson Jose 2 Comments

Only a few years ago, I was so vehemently anti-war, I often got into verbal jousts with ex-US military men of all stripes, giving them side-eyes whenever they’d try to offer me positions in their corps. I remember when I was unemployed for a good 5 months, my cousin, an …