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Pawns; the plight of the citizen-soldier Hardcover – 1972


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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394436164
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394436166
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,097,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter Barnes is an innovative thinker and entrepreneur whose work has focused on fixing the deep flaws of capitalism. He has written numerous books and articles, co-founded several socially responsible businesses (including Working Assets/Credo), and started a retreat for progressive thinkers and writers (The Mesa Refuge). He lives in Point Reyes Station, California, with his wife, dog and vegetable garden.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marion Delgado on December 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Nixon commissioned Barnes to be part of the process of a total overhall of the military. But what he came back with didn't please the US military establishment: Barnes recommended moving the US military towards the original citizen soldier model and the conception of it, in imitation of the Swiss militia, that the Founders had, but modernized and higher tech.

It's a moving and irresistable book, I wish I'd kept my paperback copy since it's so rare now. I don't think any of Barnes' later books were more important or better at all.
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