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Roy Scranton
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Roy Scranton's journalism, essays, and reviews have been published in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Contemporary Literature, The Appendix, and elsewhere. He is one of the editors of Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War (Da Capo, 2013). His book Learning to Die in the Anthropocene is forthcoming from City Lights in the fall of 2015.
Roy Scranton's journalism, essays, and reviews have been published in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Contemporary Literature, The Appendix, and elsewhere. He is one of the editors of Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War (Da Capo, 2013). His book Learning to Die in the Anthropocene is forthcoming from City Lights in the fall of 2015.

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When the Next Hurricane Hits Texas Imagine a hurricane, a hurricane like Matthew, aimed straight at the heart of the American petrochemical industry. Isaiah whirls through the sky, gathering strength from the Gulf of Mexico’s warm waters. Beach towns are ev...

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‘Star Wars’ and the Fantasy of American Violence FOR a long time after I came home from the war, fireworks made me jumpy. They sounded like what they are, shrieking rockets and exploding gunpowder, and every Fourth of July set off Alert Level Yellow. I’d cr...

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WAR PORN
“War porn,”  n . Videos, images, and narratives featuring graphic violence, often brought back from combat zones, viewed voyeuristically or for emotional gratification. Such media are often presented and circulated without context, though they may be used a...

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Choosing War
On Nancy Sherman's Afterwar and Michael Putzel's The Price They Paid... Whatever one might say about the corrupt boondoggle of Afghanistan, the war in Iraq was an aggressive power grab executed with astonishing idiocy, enriching companies such as Halliburto...

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The New Nature
Nature has always been political. The human-nature binary has shaped politics for centuries, centuries that saw a handful of Western European nations and the United States (read, “human”) dominate the rest of the world (read, “nature”) through resource extr...

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We're Doomed. Now What?
There is little reason to hope that we’ll be able to slow down global warming before we pass a tipping point. We’re already one degree Celsius above preindustrial temperatures and there’s another half a degree baked in. The West Antarctic ice sheet is colla...

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Northwest Passage Pictures
Some extra photos from this story in The Nation .

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What I Learned on a Luxury Cruise Through the Global-Warming Apocalypse
To see the Arctic death spiral firsthand, and to see the Arctic before it melted, I took a 17-day “adventure cruise” and learned an inconvenient truth: We can’t make it stop. Read more at The Nation .

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Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization
"In Learning to Die in the Anthropocene , Roy Scranton draws on his experiences in Iraq to confront the grim realities of climate change. The result is a fierce and provocative book."— Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction...

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An Iraqi Band's (Semi) Happy Ending
Marwan Hussein, Faisal Talal, and Moe Al Ansari of Acrassicauda Yosimar Gomez/Courtesy of Acrassicauda Fifteen years ago, Marwan Hussein, Firas Al-Lateef, Faisal Talal and Tony Aziz were teenage headbangers in Saddam Hussein's Iraq, learning to play Metalli...
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