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The Examined Life

Polarization

Author Nicholas Johnson chronicles the idiocy of office life in Antartica.
Author Nicholas Johnson chronicles the idiocy of office life in Antartica.
By Joshua Glenn
July 3, 2005

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A recent '' Frontline " documentary on civilian contractors working for the United States in Iraq focused on the 20,000 private security forces there, almost to the exclusion of 100,000 or so spud-peelers, latrine-diggers, and bottle-washers who are currently toiling away. So what's it like to indirectly serve your country by working a lousy job in, er, a hostile environment? ... (Full article: 543 words)

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