"Bruce Fleming has taken on a topic of critical importance to our modern democracy—the misunderstanding between our society and its military, and its impact on the roles and missions of the latter. Professor Fleming has had a privileged view from within the U.S. Naval Academy as a civilian and scholar for nearly twenty years. His message is equally valuable for those who serve and for those who realize the responsibility to understand and use the military wisely in these complex times."—Kathy Roth-Douquet, co-author of AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper Classes from Military Service and How It Hurts the Country
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About the Author
Bruce Fleming has been a professor in the English Department of the U.S. Naval Academy since 1987. The author of Annapolis Autumn, Why Liberals and Conservatives Clash
, and numerous other books and articles on a wide range of issues, he has received an O. Henry short story award and the Antioch Review Award for Distinguished Prose, a career award. He is also a regular columnist with military.com. A native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Fleming lives outside of Annapolis with his family.