Drone pilots who carry out targeted assassinations. Undocumented immigrants who man the "kill floors" of industrial slaughterhouses. Guards who patrol the United States' most violent prisons. As Eyal Press shows, we are increasingly shielded and distanced from an array of morally questionable activities that other, less privileged people perform in our name. In examining how who winds up working these jobs and the risks—including PTSD and social stigmas—Press reveals fundamental truths about the moral dimensions of work and the hidden costs of inequality in America.
"Engrossing and frequently enraging…. This deeply reported and eloquently argued account is a must-read."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)