Cicero Archive


The reviews (and one essay) listed below originally appeared in, an online publication that is no longer available on the web.



A Double Dose of Reality on “Homegrown Terrorism,” March 2, 2016

Review of  Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone, by Scott Shane, and The United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists, By Peter Bergen


How Wars Are Fought Again in Memory, April 20, 2016

Review of Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen


Two Sides of the Vietnam War and its Personal Costs, May 18, 2015

Review of The Sympathizer  by Viet Thanh Nguyen and The Price They Paid: Enduring Wounds of War by Michael Putzel


Can Corruption Lose Wars? February 19, 2015


Islam’s Clash of Beliefs, As Seen From Modern Iran, February 3, 2015

Review of The Lonely War: One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran by Nazila Fathi


A New and Personal Narrative of Who Lost Vietnam, Nov. 12, 2014

Review of Uphill Battle: Reflections on Viet Nam Counterinsurgency, by Frank Scotton


Voices of Pashtun Women from Wartime Afghanistan, July 16, 2014

Review of I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan, translated by Eliza Griswold


War•Time, Aug. 4, 2014

Review of War•Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences, By Mary L. Dudziak

The Iraqis We Left Behind: A Book Review, June 10, 2014

Review of To Be a Friend Is Fatal: The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind, by Kirk W. Johnson