on American diplomacy, skateboarding subcultures, and whatever else.
-George Packer in The Atlantic
Feature article on America’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan that added moral injury to military failure. And how a group of soldiers, veterans, and ordinary citizens came together to try to save Afghan lives and salvage some American honor. Cover story for The Atlantic magazine, February 2022.
Last Best Hope: America in Crisis and Renewal
Extended polemical essay "diagnosing America’s descent into a failed state, and envisioning a path toward overcoming our injustices, paralyses, and divides." Published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux, June 2021.
Truly Like Lightning
The fourth novel by the actor/novelist, "a heartbreaking meditation on family, religion, sex, greed, human nature, and the vanishing environment of an ancient desert." Published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux, February 2021.
A biography of the late American diplomat. Published by Penguin Random House, May 2020.
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Biography, the National Books Critics Circle Award, and the Plutarch Prize. Winner of the Christopher Hitchens Award and the L.A. Times Book Circle Award, 2019.
Pushing Forward: Season 02
-Red Bull Media
A 3-part video series investigating how the diverse subcultures of skateboarding are managing their maturation from outsider activity to Olympic-level athletics.