US-funded, Cold War propaganda still echoes today

My just published article in the Los Angeles Review of Books: Finks How the CIA Tricked The World’s Best Writers By… Joel Whitney Published 01.10.2017 OR Books 336 Pages After the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, fear gripped the United States, and it wasn’t only conservatives who wanted to publicly show that they were committed…

Never-ending traumas in South Sudan

My book review in the Los Angeles Review of Books: Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead:… War And Survival in South Sudan By Nick Turse Published 05.03.2016 Haymarket Books 220 Pages South Sudan is a country that almost everybody shamefully forgets. Declared independent in 2011, and still the world’s newest nation, it was engulfed…

Drug cartel wars between Mexico and the US

My essay in the Los Angeles Review of Books: Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known as “El Chapo,” was recaptured by Mexican marines in January. It was the latest in a long history of farcical escapes and imprisonments that have dominated the life of the world’s most infamous drug boss. His legacy is clear. Unmarked graves…