A s a journalist, Phil Zabriskie ’94 wrote powerful articles about soldiers and civilians living — and dying — in the midst of war. He titled one piece, for the online magazine Slate, “War Never Ends.” It told about the Marines of Whiskey Company, with whom Zabriskie rode in Ramadi, Iraq. Shortly after, the Marines he had accompanied were attacked by a suicide bomber. Three died.
After returning to the United States in 2008, Zabriskie received a fellowship from the Dart Center at Columbia University to study the dimensions of trauma, an issue he explores beginning on page 24 in his article about Princeton alumni who have worked in conflict situations. The tension they experience may not be as unrelenting as that faced by soldiers, including the ROTC grads Princeton sends to battle zones each year. But as Zabriskie shows, war never ends for these civilians, either.
— Marilyn H. Marks *86