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Matt Gallagher

Matt Gallagher is the author of the novels Empire City and Youngblood, a finalist for the 2016 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He’s also the author of the Iraq war memoir Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War.

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Alternate histories like Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America—newly adapted by HBO—force us to imagine a different America. Review Essay

Matt Gallagher
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Coming home after Navy Seal duty.

Matt Gallagher
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Have recent events in Afghanistan brought the war to a critical turning point? For U.S. troops stationed there, little has changed.

Matt Gallagher

Selective objection would widen the civilian-military divide.

Matt Gallagher