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Chris Kyle and ‘American Sniper’ – The Book, the Movie, and the Philosophy of War

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The impression Chris Kyle gives in his book, of being a gun-obsessed, resilient, judgmental war professional, is quite different from his filmic counterpart. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Sparta’ by Roxana Robinson

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Roxana Robinson’s 'Sparta' is a chilling look at the psychological issues facing many veterans of the war in Iraq. Read More »

Book Review: Fragments from Iraq by Zsolt T. Stockinger

The diary offers an insightful look into daily military life from the perspective of a top trauma surgeon. Read More »

Music Review: Harry Shearer – Can’t Take a Hint

Can’t Take a Hint is Harry Shearer adding new collaborators to his satirical musical mix. Read More »

Book Review: American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice

He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called “the devil” by the enemies he hunted and “the legend” by his Navy SEAL brothers... Read More »

Book Review: Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War by Matt Gallagher

In a trailblazing Iraq War memoir, Gallagher pins down the feel of soldiers serving in Bagdad, while they try to make sense of what Counter Insurgency really means. Read More »

Politician Wars

Obama ignores Iraq problems Read More »

Book Review: Damascus by Joshua Mohr

Come to the Damascus, the anti-Cheers where everybody knows your business or your back story, and where “every interchange was a con, every night, a pitiful costume party,” Read More »

Book Review: We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People by Peter Van Buren

No one defines responsibility for failure nor shuts off the massive flow of wasted money. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Ajax in Iraq’

Raushanah Simmons as Athena, Stephen Conrad Moore as Ajax, and Christina Shipp as AJ. Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum

Instead of dramatizing the compelling themes raised by the parallels between ancient and modern wars, this play lectures us about them. Read More »