Other writing

Selected articles, essays, and excerpts:

The Invention and Evolution of the Concentration Camp,” Zócalo Public Square, October 18, 2017

How Burma Built Concentration Camps and Got Away with It,” a book excerpt from One Long Night on The Daily Beast, October 9, 2017

The Day Will Pass Away: The Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard 1935-1936,” a review for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 11, 2017

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan,” Slate, June 13, 2017

America’s dangerously shallow understanding of the Holocaust,” Vox, May 4, 2017

The Bitter History of ‘Law and Order’ in America,” Longreads, April 6, 2017

Trump Revives a Shameful Tradition: Targeting a Minority Group with Crime Reports,” Longreads, February 8, 2017

In the Wake of Pearl Harbor, a Secret Intel Report Could’ve Stopped the Internment Camps,” Zócalo Public Square, January 18, 2017

What We Get Wrong About Hannah Arendt,” Longreads, January 17, 2017

Lolita and the Holocaust,” The Contemporary Jewish Museum, August 2016

Enemy Aliens,” Lapham’s Quarterly, Foreigners issue, Winter 2015

The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book,” a review for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 1, 2014

Nabokov Wins One for the Islanders,” McSweeney’s, May 1, 2013. In which New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov is fused with his literary namesake.

Beautiful failures: Nabokov, Stalin, and the Death of Hamlet,” July 12, 2013

Audio excerpt of Andrea Pitzer reading from the first chapter of The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov, Public Radio International, April 9, 2013