“The Forever War” by Dexter Filkins

If you read the New York Times’ coverage of Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years you would have noticed the remarkable work of Dexter Filkins, one of the best war correspondents of our times. Dexter has written an amazing book about his experiences, The Forever War, and next week I’m introducing a lecture he’s delivering at Princeton University, where I’m teaching this semester. Dexter is an unusually vibrant speaker, so if you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by. The talk is at McCosh 10 from 4:30-6:00 pm on Nov. 12, and Dexter will sign books afterwards.

Author: Peter Maass

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. In 1983, after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, I went to Brussels as a copy editor for The Wall Street Journal/Europe. I left the Journal in 1985 to write for The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, covering NATO and the European Union. In 1987 I moved to Seoul, South Korea, where I wrote primarily for The Washington Post. After three years in Asia I moved to Budapest to cover Eastern Europe and the Balkans. I spent most of 1992 and 1993 covering the war in Bosnia for the Post.