Friday, July 22, 2005

More rural Americans dying in Iraq

Robert Cushing (sociologist) and Bill Bishop (Austin journalist) report today in the NY Times that more soldiers from rural areas are dying in the Iraq War than from urban areas, and that this trend reflects the lack of opportunities in less-developed parts of the U.S., and the more aggressive military recruiting effort in those areas.


At 7/23/2005 12:01:00 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Funny how recruiting's always easier when your target demographic's desperate.

At 7/23/2005 02:07:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

People can more readily be called into the service of empire when that empire leaves them with few other options.


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