Gideon is unaware of it; he's grown up in it, and accepts the shortcomings until -- it's sort of a typical Everyman situation -- you accept the shortcomings until you get shoved up against an uncomfortable wall by them and have to look at them. And that's what happens to him. It's not a voluntary process
[Some question the value of accounts that have been quickly turned around.] Memoirs in general aren't of any quality or use until enough time has passed that somebody can put some perspective on what they went through, ... There's no way to give this war a chance to mean anything because we're judging it so quickly.