Chapter titles: the best outtakes

In this Week Three of the U.S. coronavirus crisis, books seem more popular than ever -- though as its economic impact hits home, I do find myself wondering if anyone will be buying them in November, or burning them to keep warm. Still, Ain't Marching is in production now, and though its official publication date's … Continue reading Chapter titles: the best outtakes

where were you on December 9, 1980?

A few of us, in Binghamton, New York , stood in a circle and sang this song the day after Lennon died. We were already stunned by an electoral victory like last month's, but in the reverse direction. We felt that we had just begun the worst of times. Last night,  Elizabeth reports at my … Continue reading where were you on December 9, 1980?

what we write about when we write about war

My current bookshelf is weirdly focused. The collection might seem a bit scary, if you didn't know I was writing a book. ("What kind of obsessed veteran lives here?")  When you know, some of what's here might then seem obvious: David Cortright's Soldiers in Revolt, Kingston's Veterans of Peace anthology, the trauma stuff ( Jonathan … Continue reading what we write about when we write about war