Camillo Mac Bica, Ph.D.
Philosopher, Author, Activist

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Camillo Mac Bica, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy and ethics at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His philosophical focus is in Applied Ethics, particularly the relation between war, morality, and healing. Dr. Bica is a former United States Marine Corps Officer and veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a long time activist for peace and justice, a member of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and Coordinator of the Long Island Chapter of Veterans for Peace. Dr. Bica serves on the National Advisory Board of the “Soul Repair” Center, a research and educational center whose primary mission is to the further understanding and treatment of Moral Injury experienced by soldiers returning from war. In addition to his two books "Worthy of Gratitude" and "Beyond PTSD," articles by Dr. Bica have been published in numerous philosophical journals and online alternative news sites.
Bica is a poet of war who speaks with the heart of a warrior. His perspective is passionate and poignant, and his analysis razor sharp, always with a deep humanity in his voice.”
--Rita Brock & Gabriella Lettini, Co-Authors of Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War.
BOOKS
2015
2016
Other Publications
"Camillo “Mac” Bica, combat veteran, philosopher, Marine Corps officer, and proponent for truth, clearly expresses what I and millions of other veterans have been incapable of articulating for years. The powerful truth of his insights move me to tears of gratitude and admiration.I look forward to reading everything this sage has written and will ever write. May he live forever."

--Fred Tomasello, Author of Walking Wounded: Memoir of a Combat Veteran
"One of my Buddhist teachers, a Zen monk, once said to me and a group of combat veterans, that we were “the light at the tip of the candle.” We burn hot and bright. We know the real nature of war, and we can be an important force for healing and change in the world. This book, in its insight and clarity, adds brightness to our light​."

--Claude AnShin Thomas
Author of At Hell's Gate: A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace
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 Table of Contents

 Legacy of War Series Introduction.......................................................Page 1

 Personal Recollections of War ...…......................................................Page 5

 Don’t Thank Me for my Service ….......................................................Page 34

 Blood on All Our Hands: Don't Thank 
 Me for My Service Redux ...….….........................................................Page 42

 Meeting with the Enemy…….......................................................……..Page 66

 American Exceptionalism, Military Service, and Sacrifice in War…..…Page 81

 Epilogue: Warrior to Warrior……...........................................................Page 115

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction…………...................................................…………………1

Atrocity Producing Situations….....................................................……11

Invisible Wounds Of War: 
The Clinical Model………...…...............................................................23

The Normal Response Model……........................................................31

The Moral Casualties of War…....................................................……..47

War Crazy…...…………….......…...................................................……86

Some Suggestions for Healing:
Introduction……...…………....................................................…………95

Transitioning from War……....................................................…...........96

Futility……………………..….................................................................102

Atonement Through Activism……........................................................103

The Rose………………....................................................……………..113

Transforming the Wounds Of War: 
A Mindfulness Retreat with
 Claude AnShin Thomas…….....................................................……...114

When Soldiers Say No to War…......................................................….132

PEM Injuries and 
the Purple Heart……….......................................................……………150

Parades: March of Folly…….......................................................……...167

Epilogue……………….………...............................................................169


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