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: Nov 19, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

The leaders of terror groups have grasped the dynamics of our world and what provokes us into our own barbarous acts.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

The national security state and the military seem to have created an un-intelligence system.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Boogiemen lurk around every corner, as do high crimes and dark conspiracies.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Disappointing results have become the new norm across the Greater Middle East and Africa, which breeds frustration in Washington.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Over a decade later, we've learned nothing and gotten infinitely more barbaric.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

This story is about a bottle, a message, time, war, my mom, and me.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

The Real (Armed) Dangers of American Life.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

If you're graduating from a liberal arts college, you've been taken for a ride. Start getting used to it.

Posted on: May 20, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

There’s a certain repetition factor in our increasingly bizarro American world that lends predictability to that future.

Posted on: May 3, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

The fact that the US government stopped counting in public didn’t stop the body count from happening.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Our world is a far more screwed up, degraded place.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

A new kind of governance is being born right before our eyes.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

My letter to an unknown American patriot.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Machine guns, MRAPs, surveillance, drones: we, the people, are ever less in control of anything.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2015, Source: Tom Dispatch

In the last six decades, the American national security state has freed itself of us and of Congress.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

What’s missing is any sense of connection to the government, or that we the people matter.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

In twenty-first-century America, the “right to bear arms” has been extended in every direction.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

The dangers are growing.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

Let's travel forward in time when we get a Senate report on the drone program.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

Imagine what the war hawks would be spouting in Congress.