Since the dawn of the Cold War America has been increasingly willing to pour its precious blood and treasure engaging an unconquerable list of enemies. A fearsome, but hollow, brand of corporate groupthink has infected our politics, and, by extension, our military. Religious in its brutal zeal and adherence to political correctness and positive attitudes; the dangling of rewards and threats of punishment that lead to box-checking careerism in a system which has institutionalized the delusion that war shouldn’t even be waged against a true enemy, but instead turn on invented proxies in a perpetual game of pinpoint surgical strikes, diplomacy, commando raids, and propaganda. Victor Padrini: A Novel of the United States Air Force Academy explores the apparatus that breeds such leaders. Written in the years before 9/11, it’s a book that’s more relevant than ever as we find ourselves in a festering generational battle against pernicious world-wide shadows and boogeymen.
Victor Padrini: A Novel of the United States Air Force Academy