Normally, Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U shy away from name-calling, but Shilts's favored term - witch-hunt -- is often well-earned. Sell on Amazon Start a Selling Account. Details if other :. I have to wonder therefore what Shilts would have made of the fact that it still took anther 20 years for it to happen.
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Sep 08, Peggy rated it it was amazing Shelves: lgbt-themed. Only in resent years has the policy on gays serving in the military been rightly cast down. And, the NIS admits this they specialize in going after gays and lesbians. The approved interrogation techniques show a path that would lead to the current abuses in Iraq.
Sep 14, George Seaton rated it it Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U amazing. So I read this book not necessarily because the topic particularly interests me, but because I read And the Band Played On and fell in love with Shilt's journalistic style.
This work records an important piece of history. Ban on "hermaphroditism". I can't imagine a more powerful, more well-researched, and more devastating book about the lengths the US military has gone to discriminate against a defenseless demographic. History also demonstrates that at no time are the regulations banning homosexuality more routinely sidestepped.
Many of the soldiers had outstanding ratings. Feb 23, AndPeggy rated it it was amazing. Nazi Germany would have welcomed the efforts of Clint McCance and his ilk.
During the Cold War, the homosexual scare added alarm to the red scare. May 14, Joanna rated it really liked it Shelves: gay-militaty. We were both navy corpsman and met in a Paramedic course. But it's really a different world from the 's, and a better one.
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