Tom Engelhardt

Tom Engelhardt is a co-founder of the American Empire Project and the author of The United States of Fear (2011) as well as a history of the Cold War, The End of Victory Culture (1995). He runs The Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World (Haymarket Books), was published in 2014. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter: @TomDispatch.

ALL POSTS BY Tom Engelhardt

  • June 22, 2014
    More than two trillion dollars later — without figuring in post-war costs still to come — Iraq is a catastrophe. And the cost of the war for Iraqis is beyond calculation.
  • June 12, 2014
    No matter how often you cite the use of military force to “stabilize” or “protect” or “liberate” countries or regions, it is a destabilizing force.
  • May 23, 2014
    Climate change is a WMD on a particularly long fuse, already lit and there for any of us to see.
  • March 4, 2014
    An imperial era is on the wane, war is in absentia and there are no rising great power contenders on the horizon. That’s a remarkable scorecard in an otherwise appalling world.
  • December 9, 2013
    In another sign of over-policing throughout our society, many law enforcement departments are stocking up on surplus military tanks, grenade launchers and assault rifles.
  • October 31, 2013
    With friends like US, who needs enemies? The US "now resembles a rogue superpower to an increasingly resistant and restless world."
  • September 27, 2013
    The well-deserved bragging rights to American exceptionalism are no small matter in this country. So here are eight exceptional(ly dumb) American achievements of the 21st century.
  • October 29, 2012
    Tom Englehardt looks at the political landscape and asks: How big can one election get?
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