The Global Legacy
Edited By Michael A. Peters and Tina Besley
Chapter Seven: Warfare as Pedagogy: Shaping Curriculum From the Margins; A Freirean Counter-Narrative of War
Warfare as Pedagogy: Shaping Curriculum From the Margins; A Freirean Counter-Narrative of War
ERIC D. TORRES
“AT PEACE NOW”
That was the sublime headline for the front page of The Pilot, my hometown local newspaper on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, followed by “Soldier Made Famous by Photo Dies in Pinehurst,” a rather discrete subtitle that sounded like a whisper in a town that took pride in its dignified and highly manicured Old South celebrations. A noticeably downsized version of the Army Times–copyrighted picture of medic Joseph Patrick Dwyer carrying an injured Iraqi boy, taken by photographer Warren Zinn, was strategically placed on the upper right side to illustrate the story. Dwyer, originally from New York, had signed up “to fight for his country” immediately after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to the source. “He felt like it was something he had to do,” said Matina Dwyer, his wife, to senior writers Matthew Moriarty and John Chappell (2008). I immediately remembered the image from the time it was widely showcased by the national media in order to build up public support for the war in Iraq in 2003. It is a great picture indeed. One of those that make history: Dwyer, in full battle gear, runs as he holds a barefoot half-naked, darker skinned young boy, who looks at the camera while holding his stomach with his right hand, and his right knee with his left hand;...
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