Discussing Counterinsurgency: Reed College; Portland, Oregon; Oct 9, 2013

Two of the editors of Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency — Will Munger and myself — will be speaking about the book at Reed College (Eliot Hall, room 314) in Portland, this Wednesday, October 9, at 7pm.


I’ll be presenting on the basics of counterinsurgency, and considering some theoretical questions it poses. Will is going to discuss the origins and the scope of the book and relate it to the present repression of the environmental movement. Discussion to follow, of course.


The event represents a homecoming of sorts, not only because Will and I both graduated from Reed, but also because Life During Wartime grew out of a conference there a couple years ago.

More on Counterinsurgency (Sept. 2013)


Life During Wartime is now in stores, and I expect I’ll do some more touring to promote it.  If you want to bring me or other contributors to speak at your store, school, church, union hall, or local pub, please write me at:

info -AT- kristianwilliams.com.

Meanwhile, here’s an interview on counterinsurgency I did with KPFK.

And I wrote a review of The Terror Factory for Toward Freedom.  It’s about the FBI’s entrapment strategy, so you might enjoy reading it alongside my essay “Profiles of Provocateurs.”