Writer & Playwright

“My work has always been about ultimate things and a wider world, all the more so since the world crashed into America on September 11, 2001.”

Carla Seaquist is a writer and playwright. Since 9/11 she has been writing commentary on politics, culture, and ethical-moral issues, first for The Christian Science Monitor, then HuffPost, and now Medium. Her latest book is a collection of her HuffPost and Medium commentary, titled Can America Save Itself from Decline? Volume II. An earlier book is titled Manufacturing Hope: Post-9/11 Notes on Politics, Culture, Torture, and the American Character. Her book, Two Plays of Life and Death, include “Who Cares?: The Washington-Sarajevo Talks” and “Kate and Kafka.” Her play-in-progress, “Prodigal,” is about the Prodigal Son.


This is only a sample from the library of my work. Check out my archives for so much more.

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“Carla Seaquist is an essayist in the great American tradition of plain talk, common sense, strong ethics, and an understanding that one cannot understand current politics, foreign policy or domestic travail without a deep knowledge of history. Her work is informed, readable and provocative, in the best sense—making the reader think in new ways.”
-Seymour M. Hersh, investigative reporter

“Prescient and eloquent. Carla Seaquist is in top form.”Brian Baird, former member of Congress