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Fighting to Serve: Behind the Scenes in the War to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Written by Alexander Nicholson
Reviewed by Angel Curtis

Here is a history of the struggle to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” written by Alexander Nicholson, the founder and executive director of Servicemembers United. It is pretty much what anyone who has had any experience with politics would expect—everyone involved did surprising things, allies worked at cross-purposes, and everyone lied. The story would have been maddening if we had lost, and induces cynicism in the win. Don’t read this if you don’t want to see how the sausage is made. Chicago Review Press (

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