Working-Class Life: Are Military Bases Havens from Heartless Civilian Work?

If we put aside the obvious dangers involved in joining the military, how is life on military bases for working class people compared to life today for the civilian working class? This article, by an ex-military person gives some surprising answers. What I would want to know is, what proportion of people who enlist are deployed? How much can a recruit in any branch reduce the likelihood of being deployed? I also wonder if there is any variation within the branches of the military in terms of chances of deployment.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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