Stories by Tom Engelhardt

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 is a fellow of the Nation Institute and runs His latest book is Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World. subscribe to Tom Engelhardt's feed

Posted on: Jun 13, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

Trump is going to set a record for the history books. Can we do anything about it?

Posted on: May 15, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

The world loses as destruction and mayhem know no bounds.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2017, Source: Tom Dispatch

Why Trump’s Wars Should Seem So Familiar

Posted on: Apr 7, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

“Violence abroad breeds violence at home.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

He denied his support for it, but Donald Trump is a president made by war.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

In a sense, the U.S. invaded, occupied and remade itself.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

The 25/8 news cycle is already rolling, but the looting of America hasn’t really begun.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

At this rate, science fiction is proving more insightful about the future than the CIA.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

We couldn't possibly vote for Trump... not I.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

Trump to Earth: Drop Dead

Posted on: Dec 1, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

We're in danger of ushering in a new era of kleptocracy.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

The Trump election has brought extreme forms of racism and xenophobia back into the mainstream, and it may never really end?

Posted on: Nov 3, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

We're living in a national security state democracy.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

This is not about Donald Trump. And I mean it.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

He retired fewer nuclear weapons than his predecessors; and is presiding over a trillion-dollar modernization of our super weaponry.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

Suicidal hijackers are the most dangerous weapons.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

Military dissent is not an oxymoron.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

Looking at my mortality, in a world of constant American war.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

The United States is the default superpower in an ever more recalcitrant world.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2016, Source: Tom Dispatch

Win or lose, Donald Trump has cast a shadow across our democracy. The class of 2016 faces a grim, uncertain future