War Stories

I wrote a review essay for The Progressive on Phil Klay’s short story collection Redeployment and Sinan Antoon’s novel The Corpse Washer.  My essay’s not online, but you should all subscribe to The Progressive anyway. It’s a fine magazine with a long history (since 1909). My essay begins this way: In …

Spied on for Being Muslim

(I wrote this comment for The Nation) There is a grocery store near my apartment in Brooklyn called the NSA Food Markets …

U.S. Backs Repression in Egypt

The sentencing on June 23 of three Al Jazeera journalists, each to at least seven years in prison, by an Egyptian court …

An op-ed on Syria

I wrote a quick response to Israel’s attack on Syria for The Progressive magazine. It can be found here (click on post …

Two Short Pieces on Egypt

I was in Egypt during late November and early December. I wrote two short pieces about what’s happening there. They can be …