Tom Engelhardt is a co-founder of the American Empire Project and the author of The United States of Fear as well as a history of the Cold War, The End of Victory Culture. He runs the Nation Institute’s TomDispatch.com. His new book is Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World (Haymarket Books).
You Must Be Kidding: The Exasperating, Never-Ending Sprawl of American Empire
6 absurd trends that show despite a Nobel Peace prize-winning president, our country's militaristic overreach grinds on.
The National Security State’s Incestuous Relationship with ISIS
A fundamental aspect of ISIS' strategy lies in the necessity of a heavy-handed, reactionary response from the West to further their own narrative, ideology and recruiting. Western governments are playing into their hands.
Richard Nixon’s Blueprint for Twenty-First Century America
Why we still live in a Nixonian world.
On I.F. Stone and Our Diminishing Sense of Duty
Reading Stone on the movement against the Vietnam War offers a stark reminder of today's lack of any sense of duty, responsibility or even connection to our government.