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Casualty Gap

One of the best examples of the way in which social class affects life chances is the idea of "The Casualty Gap". The burdens of war, including, importantly, the dying, are not distributed equally---they are differently born by the poor. After reading the attached review of Douglas Kriner and Francis Shen's new book The Casualty Gap, discuss the implications of this gap which we have come to accept as an inevitable consequence of going to war.

http://www.thenation.com/article/154459/unequal-sacrifice

http://www.casualtygap.com/

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After reading the attached review of Douglas Kriner and Francis Shen's new book, you might discuss the implications of this inequity gap, especially in terms of how war is unequal in its socioeconomic scope as well as gender and racial implications.

I firmly believe in the validity of this argument because as far back as WWII, poor Americans had few choices and were likely the ones to get lured into war, while the wealthier tended to ...

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A discussion of how war is unequal in its socioeconomic scope as well as gender and racial implications is presented briefly.

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