Erik Edstrom


A Soldier's Reckoning of our Longest War

Un-American is a hybrid of social commentary and memoir that exposes how blind support for war exacerbates the problems it’s intended to resolve, devastates the people allegedly being helped, and diverts assets from far larger threats like climate change. Un-American is a revolutionary act, offering a blueprint for redressing America’s relationship with patriotism, the military, and military spending.

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Starred Review

[Edstrom] asks a keen and poignant question: How many “metric units of Americanness” are needed (citing his West Point credentials, combat service, and Bronze Star) before a critic of American foreign policy is taken seriously?

Edstrom's bracing inquiry should be at the forefront of the debate about our national perspective on patriotism, the military, defense spending, and, most challenging, our lack of courage to question these crucial issues.


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    May 19, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
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    Join Erik Edstrom and guests as the author unveils "Un-American: A Soldier's Reckoning of our Longest War."