Why Do They Hate Us?

The venerable magazine The Nation is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. (Happy Anniversary!) They asked me to contribute to an extraordinary special issue of the magazine, and my contribution is titled “Why Do They Hate Us”?  The essay deals with the rising anti-Islam sentiment among liberal warriors. Here’s part of it: …

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. …

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 …