Lyle Jeremy Rubin

LyleJeremyRubin

Lyle Jeremy Rubin is the author of Pain Is Weakness Leaving the Body: A Marine’s Unbecoming. He is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who writes about capitalism and U.S. empire. He has a doctorate in history from the University of Rochester and has contributed to a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Raritan, and n+1. When he is not working or reading, he likes to pay attention to the birds.

Aaron Bushnell

Taking Aaron Bushnell at His Word (and Deed) Taking Aaron Bushnell at His Word (and Deed)

The airman who set himself alight on Sunday signed up to sacrifice himself for the greater good—only to discover that he had become an accomplice to evil.

Feb 28, 2024 / Lyle Jeremy Rubin

Bowe Bergdahl’s Story Was Never Just About One Soldier’s Desertion

Bowe Bergdahl’s Story Was Never Just About One Soldier’s Desertion Bowe Bergdahl’s Story Was Never Just About One Soldier’s Desertion

Matt Farwell and Michael Ames’s American Cipher goes behind the Bergdahl saga to probe America’s imperial past.

Oct 23, 2019 / Lyle Jeremy Rubin

US Soldiers in Afghanistan

The Forever War’s Cheerleaders The Forever War’s Cheerleaders

Democrats, liberals, and progressives have become some of the biggest hawks in Washington. That needs to change.

Sep 19, 2018 / Lyle Jeremy Rubin

A map showing the US empire in 1898

The Left’s Embrace of Empire The Left’s Embrace of Empire

The history of the left in the United States is a history of betrayal.

Mar 28, 2018 / Lyle Jeremy Rubin

Soldiers mourning

As a Former Marine, America’s War-Making Haunts Me—It Should Haunt Our Politicians Too As a Former Marine, America’s War-Making Haunts Me—It Should Haunt Our Politicians Too

I am a veteran of the Afghanistan war, and I refuse to stop bearing responsibility for my past.

Apr 12, 2016 / Lyle Jeremy Rubin

A Former Marine Explains All the Weapons of War Being Used by Police in Ferguson

A Former Marine Explains All the Weapons of War Being Used by Police in Ferguson A Former Marine Explains All the Weapons of War Being Used by Police in Ferguson

There’s at least one line every Marine knows: “Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot.” The St. Louis County Police Department apparently nev...

Aug 20, 2014 / Lyle Jeremy Rubin

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