No Happy Ending: On Bill McKibben’s “Falter” and David Wallace-Wells’s “The Uninhabitable Earth”
Roy Scranton reviews two new books by Bill McKibben and David Wallace-Wells, examining why they don't go nearly far enough.
The Shipwreck of History: Bertolt Brecht’s “War Primer”
Roy Scranton reviews Bertolt Brecht’s “War Primer.”
No Blood for Beauty: Phil Metres and Roy Scranton on Torture, Art, and the Literature of Empire
Philip Metres and Roy Scranton discuss Scranton's novel, "War Porn", and how we remember our roles in war.
The Trauma Hero: From Wilfred Owen to “Redeployment” and “American Sniper”
“Yet when the trauma hero myth is taken as representing the ultimate truth of more than a decade of global aggression, as in it does in American Sniper, we allow the psychological suffering endured by those we sent to kill for us displace and erase the innocents killed in our name. As in Klay’s story, the real victims of American political violence disappear under a load of shit.”