Unfriendly Fire
How the gay ban undermines the military and weakens America

Archive for October, 2009

We’re All Cornhuskers Now

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

When I told people where I was going this weekend to address the student LGBTQA Center’s 7th annual dinner for LGBTQ History Month, everyone raised an eyebrow: “Nebraska??” In truth, I raised my own internal eyebrow (more…)

Listen to Nathaniel debating DADT on NPR’s “To The Point”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Click on “listen” here. I debated James Bowman who, in a recent Weekly Standard article, argues that the U.S. should not lift the ban on openly gay service because it would undercut notions of masculine honor that ensure combat motivation and cohesion. He begins talking around the 15-minute mark and I begin around the 20-minute mark. Look for a forthcoming blog post where I’ll provide a point-by-point refutation of Bowman’s failed attempt to revive the old “unit cohesion” argument–moral animus dressed up in the banner of national security.


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