The article that inspired a young man to enlist.
Vanity Fair's November issue features an article by Slate
contributor Christopher Hitchens titled "A Death in the
Family." The story concerns Mark Daily, a young volunteer who died in
Iraq last January. Daily had reservations about the war during his
college days at U.C.L.A., but he enlisted after reading Hitchens'
writings in Slate. To read Hitchens' Vanity Fair
column, in which he meets with the Daily family and reflects on his own
words, click here. The Slate article that
inspired Daily is reproduced below.
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