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Coming to Peace With War - David Axe of WAR IS BORING

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WAR IS BORING and WAR FIX graphic novel author David Axe talks about reporting on war around the world, and the emotional toll the experience took on him. How he managed to chase war recklessly & filter the deadly adventure into a tool for change, and the strange decompression of returning to peaceful society are all discussed in this rumination on the brutal and unexplainable nature of humanity on the Lip News, hosted by Gabriel Mizrahi.

GUEST BIO:
David Axe is an American military correspondent and author who writes about military life, conflict zones and the weapons industry. He's the founder of the blog War Is Boring, the author of graphic novels such as War Fix and War Is Boring, and a contributor to publications such as Wired, The Diplomat, and The Washington Times.

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http://www.amazon.com/War-Fix-Steve-Olexa/dp/1561634646/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436299977&sr=8-1&keywords=war+fix
http://www.amazon.com/War-Boring-Bored-Scared-Worlds/dp/0451230116/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436299972&sr=8-1&keywords=war+is+boring
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EPISODE BREAKDOWN:
00:01 Welcoming David Axe to the Lip News Interview.
00:45 An addiction to war? A generalist and a journalist.
03:30 Restless youth develops into war reporting.
05:50 The mysterious motivation to choose war.
07:25 Growing out of war reporting; a conscience emerges.
08:43 Does reporting make a difference?
10:38 Cynicism and other casualties of war.
13:04 Coming home, growing up, and decompressing from time in war zones.
15:15 Thank you and goodbye.