Monday, September 19, 2011

Kaboom in Small Wars Journal

Caleb Cage, of the fantastic literary journal The Nevada Review, just published an essay at Small Wars Journal entitled "Journalist-Soldiers: Blogs, Books, and Freedom on the Battlefield." It's a thorough, intriguing analysis of the new type of combat memoir that has emerged from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and has a lot of very kind things to say about Kaboom. Check it out when you can.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Down and Out With the American Dream

A review of Colby Buzzell's Lost in America, posted at The Daily Beast.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 Reflections

Tough day for a lot of people, and not just because of what occurred ten years ago. The decade that followed has been pretty brutal and straining, as well. But we endure.

I wrote a piece entitled "Three Wise Men" for Scholars & Rogues here.

And spoke with MTV News here.

Also, read this piece by my boss Paul Rieckhoff, here, at The Huffington Post. It's entitled "Moving Forward." My favorite lines from it are these: 

"And whatever one thinks of those wars, no one has better represented the resolve of “Never Forget” than the service members that have fought in our name. They remember their fallen brothers and sisters in arms, and honor them by moving forward – something we as a nation are in the process of doing ourselves."