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David Chrisinger's essays and articles published in various print publications as well as websites.

Marine Corps machine gunner, wearing Confederate flag bandana, checking gun barrel. (Adobe Stock)
The War House

White Supremacy in the Military “Like a Drop of Cyanide in Your Drin...

Until the military knows approximately how many white nationalists it has in its ranks, the threat will continue to have a destructive effect not only on the morale...

Article by David Chrisinger published in UChicago Magazine Winter 2020
The University of Chicago Magazine

An exhibition upends traditional representations of Native American cu...

"Placing historical artifacts alongside pieces that show contemporary Crow culture "transforms the meanings of the artifacts themselves," Jonathan Lear says. "They ...

The U.S. Role in Yemen
The War House

The U.S. Role in Yemen

Yemen is a nation at war with itself. And for nearly four years, the United States has gotten sucked into the battle, along with other powerful nations like Saudi A...

The University of Chicago Magazine

A soldier’s final mission

Goettler and Bleckley didn’t have to go out on that second flight. They had done their duty the first time around. But that wasn’t enough for them.

WWI Poster
The New York Times

The Army’s Message to Returning World War I Troops? Behave Yours...

In the 1920s and 1930s, new representations of shellshocked veterans prompted the public to question the government’s commitment to providing proper treatment.

Baggage Hafez Studio
The War House


As an American, I’ve worried about the troops we have fighting there, but I hadn’t given much thought to those who called Syria home.