Matt Kennard, author of the article “Neo-Nazis are in the Army now,” discusses the relaxed recruiting safeguards that allow neo-Nazis and gang members to join the U.S. military, how the desensitization training of soldiers – through dehumanizing their enemies – breeds bigotry, problems arising from combat-hardened veterans returning to their civilian criminal lives and why the legions of mercenaries have even larger problems brewing in them.
MP3 here. (18:38)
Matt Kennard graduated from the Journalism School at Columbia University as a Toni Stabile Investigative scholar in 2008. He now works for the Financial Times in London. He has written for the Guardian, Salon, The Comment Factory and the Chicago Tribune, amongst others. In 2006 he won the Guardian Student Feature Writer of the Year Award.