Discussion: Suzanne Gordon, Steve Early, and Jasper Craven, OUR VETERANS

Please join us in for a discussion with Suzanne Gordon, Steve Early, and Jasper Craven, the authors of the groundbreaking—OUR VETERANS: WINNERS, LOSERS, AND ENEMIES ON THE NEW TERRAIN OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

This event is free and open to all.

September 12
5:30 p.m.


About the Book

In Our Veterans, Suzanne Gordon, Steve Early, and Jasper Craven explore the physical, emotional, social, economic, and psychological impact of military service and the problems that veterans face when they return to civilian life. The authors critically examine the role of advocacy organizations, philanthropies, corporations, and politicians who purport to be “pro-veteran.” They describe the ongoing debate about the cost, quality, and effectiveness of healthcare provided or outsourced by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). They also examine generational divisions and political tensions among veterans, as revealed in the tumultuous events of 2020, from Black Lives Matter protests to the Trump-Biden presidential contest. Frank and revealing, Our Veterans proposes a new agenda for veterans affairs linking service provision to veterans to the quest for broader social programs benefiting all Americans.

Suzanne Gordon is Senior Policy Analyst at the Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute and the author of many books, most recently, Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope to the Nation’s Veterans


Steve Early is a freelance journalist, labor organizer, lawyer, and the author of, most recently, Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Nation, among others. 



Jasper Craven is a freelance journalist who covers the military and veterans. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the New Republic, and the Baffler, among others. 




This event is co-sponsored by Vermont AFL-CIO, Will Miller Green Mountain Veterans for Peace Chapter 57, Vermont Physicians for a National Health Program, League of Women Voters-Vermont, Communications Workers of America Local 1400, and Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute.

Event date: 
Monday, September 12, 2022 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
3 Allen Street
Hanover, NH 03755-2001
Our Veterans: Winners, Losers, Friends, and Enemies on the New Terrain of Veterans Affairs By Suzanne Gordon, Steve Early, Jasper Craven Cover Image
ISBN: 9781478018544
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Duke University Press - August 5th, 2022