Tag: Iraq war
Tom Engelhardt: What if it Weren’t Us?December 2014
Russians invade Afghanistan (again!), Chinese fight Iraq War (again!).
From Baghdad to the BakkenOctober 2014
American Empires: Home from the oil wars abroad, US service members and military contractors are flocking to North Dakota’s emerging boomtowns.
Grays in the Emerald CityAugust 2014
As Iraq faces a new crisis, the novel Baghdad Central explores the freighted “moment of ambiguity” a decade earlier.
Helen Benedict: The Moral Confusion of Post-War AmericaMay 2014
At a Manhattan bookstore, Iraqi author Hassan Blasim’s reading touches off a discussion of more than just literature.
A Nightmare of Violence and TerrorMay 2014
The PEN Prize-winning writer on his four-year journey as an undocumented immigrant, the “prison” of literary Arabic, and imagining a new Iraq.
Aditi Sriram: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts HereMarch 2014
Remembering Al-Mutanabbi Street on its 7th anniversary.
Sarah Browning: Poetry as ProvocationMay 2013
Camille Gage interviews the poet, activist, and director of Split This Rock.
Dahr Jamail: Living with No FutureMarch 2013
Iraq, ten years later.
Peter Van Buren: Mission UnaccomplishedMarch 2013
Why the invasion of Iraq was the single worst foreign policy decision in American history.
Secrecy and Sexual Assault in the MilitaryNovember 2012
After spurring an investigation of internal violence in the armed forces, the journalist explores the same themes through fiction.
Brandon Lingle: Queen’s CreekAugust 2012
Back from Iraq, a veteran meditates on the past, present, and future of American warfare, and the small creek in Virginia where they all flow together.
Drinking BaghdadJuly 2012
In Nasiriyah, I watched a man’s wound / flitter off his skin, knowing he’d died / two days prior
Angela, From WisconsinJune 2012
This is what a veteran looks like / now, I keep telling myself
Full Metal RacketMay 2011 The Rolling Stone reporter on his blockbuster articles, how the generals pushed Obama into a war he didn’t want to fight, and the Pentagon’s effort to tear down the wall between PR and propaganda.
America’s Century of Regime ChangeMarch 2007 Iraq was not the first time, just the first time we all watched it happen
No “Waiting for the World to Change”March 2007
Protest now—in a few years, you'll be too much of a prick to care. In a few years, you'll have your lawn and your job and whatever's on TV tonight—everything wil seem much more important. Protest now while you still have a shred of values—the real thing to protect.
Meakin Armstrong: America’s War FeverFebruary 2007
“I don’t fuck much with the past, but I fuck plenty with the future”—Patti Smith
Meakin Armstrong: “Marching” Against the War in DC and NYCJanuary 2007
Then you march, which means that you promenade toward the capitol, then around its back, ending up where you’d started in the first place.
Meakin Armstrong: The War and the Word GamesJanuary 2007
Much of that Presidential power comes from proper use of words: “We have nothing to fear but ____ (finish the sentence).” “The buck stops ____” “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this ___.”