Selected Publications


The Alt-Right’s Jewish Godfather Tablet (Nov 29, 2016)

Charles Willeford: The War Hero Who Was a Poet Instead The Daily Beast (Nov 11, 2015)

On Philoctetes and the Possibility of Forgetting you Ever Went to War  The magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities (April, 2015)

“Smoke Signals at Ground Zero” The New York Times (September 9, 2011)

“Back to the Fortress of Brooklyn and the Millions of Destroyed Men who are my Brothers,” a review of Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude, New Partisan (April 18, 2005)


Digital Culture 

Send Anarchists, Guns, and Money The Baffler (Issue No. 39, April, 2018)
Cody Wilson is a right-wing Leninist arms dealer, a charismatic front man for the new
trans-political style of reactionary postmodernism.

The Curious Evolution of Digital Fascism  Tablet (October 19, 2017)
Co-written with Angela Nagle, traces “a hollowed out aesthetic radicalism… reaching its logical conclusion.”

The Alt-Right and Antifa Are Waging a New Kind of Internet Warfare Vice (August 30, 2017)

Is America Prepared for Meme Warfare? Motherboard (January 31, 2017)

On Dylann Roof, 4Chan and the New Digital Fascism The Daily Beast (June 29, 2015)
An essay about the alt right, /pol/ , and 4Chan’s influence published before the 2016 election brought them into the mainstream

Anonymous, Maryville and the New Vigilantism The Daily Beast (October 19, 2013)
On the consequences of digital culture’s embrace of anonymous mob politics. Has held up well despite an unfortunate Batman metaphor.


Politics and Protest

The European Roots of the Alt Right Politico (January 23, 2017)

“The Origins of Wikileaks’ War on Hillary Clinton” The Daily Beast (Sep 07, 2016)

“What American Soldiers are Saying About Donald Trump”  Vice (June 16, 2016)

Who Wants Dead Cops?  The Daily Beast (December 23, 2014)

“City Hall’s Favorite Protesters”  The Daily Beast (December 11, 2014)



Reporting from Baghdad shortly after Islamic State’s takeover of Mosul:

The Brewing Battle for Baghdad  The Daily Beast (August 23, 2014)

“With Friends Like These ISIS is Doomed”  The Daily Beast (July 24, 2014)



Fire and Forget: Short Stories From the Long War,  Da Capo, 2013.

Here’s an excerpt from my Short Story, “Smile, There are IEDs Everywhere,” which leads off the Fire and Forget anthology and was selected by National Book Award winner Phil Klay for his list of “The Top Ten Books About Returning from War.”