Michael J. Totten

Michael J. Totten

Michael J. Totten is the author of nine books, including Where the West Ends and Tower of the Sun. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, and others.

Leaving Portland

Leaving Portland

Portland, Oregon, has been the most politically violent city in the United States since Donald Trump was elected in 2016. Just a few days after the result, a peaceful protest against the incoming president turned into a riot when anarchists broke off from the main group and rampaged through the

Michael J. Totten
Michael J. Totten
21 min read
Activism
'The Report' Review—A Careful Examination of the CIA's Interrogation Methods

'The Report' Review—A Careful Examination of the CIA's Interrogation Methods

The Report, a new film from Vice Studios starring Adam Driver, feels somehow both timely and late. It tells the story of American Senate staffer Daniel Jones (Driver), who was tasked with investigating the U.S. government’s “enhanced interrogation” program in the late 2000s. The program, which many denounced

Michael J. Totten
Michael J. Totten
10 min read
Cinema