In a separate correlation of Grossman's observations no less than John Keegan, a very well known and respected historian who taught at Sandhurst, had as his first big publication success a book titled The Face Of Battle. In that he made the independent, and predating observation that men seemed to die in large numbers when they turned their backs and attempted to run. Keegan did not have an explanation for why this occurred, but he DID note it.
There are a lot of comments on the other thread, but I am not at all convinced that they have been made with any serious experience to back them up. I would agree that Grossman's final conclusions about video games is wrong. He takes a stand on basically no data, unlike his other observations for which he has lots of data for back-up.
?So I am curious how many here may have read Col Grossman's book and what opinion you have of it.