Mormons, Soldiers, Socialists, and Me

At Patheos, Heidi Harris writes about her experience growing up in what she describes as two “socialist” institutions: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the U.S. Armed Forces. “I’ve experienced this unique contradiction,” Harris writes, “of living in socialized systems that (in the majority) fiercely, ardently, even religiously counter-identify themselves with the bootstrap-pulling morality of Ayn Rand-style American individualism.”

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