If you still need the perfect holiday gift for someone on your A-list, go to your local bookstore and get a copy of Sebastian Junger‘s book, War. Junger has a B.A. in cultural anthropology, and just take a look at what he’s done with it.
The book may not fit easily in every stocking due to its large size (bigger than a candy bar) and its hugely thought-provoking contents. But maybe it’s time to stretch the stocking and our hearts and minds.
Or, perhaps your giftees would prefer a DVD. If so, you can buy the film version, Restrepo, from Nat Geo.
And, in case you missed it, read AW’s coverage of the film.