Why We Fight is a collection of passages culled from a number of texts (ranging from the Bible to pr esent day writers such as Thich Nhat Hanh), all dealing with the history and philosophy of fighting. Each passage is concisely prefaced by novelist and editor Simon Van Booy in an insightful manner, making the heavy subject matter easier to digest.
Seeing America through the David Foster Wallace lens is like looking at your favorite food under a microscope. At first you may be unsettled by the inconvenient truths, but you will ultimately be rewarded for reading about the seedy underbelly of the world of dictionary editing, life on the McCain2000 campaign trail, and the surreal hilarity of adult entertainment conventions. Eat up.