Ben Taub joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2017. He has written for the magazine about jihadism, crime, conflict, climate change, exploration, and human rights, on four continents and at sea. In 2020, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, for his work on the lasting effects, on former detainees and guards, of American abuses in Guantánamo Bay. He has also received a National Magazine Award, two consecutive George Polk Awards, a Livingston Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Award, an Overseas Press Club Award, and other honors.
The Authorization for Use of Military Force was passed, three days after 9/11, with near-total unanimity, and, since then, it has come to reflect the legislative branch’s abdication of its role in the separation of war powers. By Ben TaubJune 27, 2019
Efforts to shine light on government misconduct are not only a matter of moral reckoning; they are necessary to puncture conspiratorial narratives that circulate around the world. By Ben TaubApril 20, 2019