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: Oct 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Until last week Netanyahu all but campaigned for Romney. What now?

Posted on: Oct 3, 2012, Source: Tom Dispatch

“Public” higher education is on a path toward the grimmest sort of privatization.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

During the presidential debates, little of actual American reality will be on display as is humanly possible.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2012, Source: TomDispatch

Obama has many hurdles to jump over before he can make it to November victorious.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2012, Source:

Imagine the uproar in this country if a jet took out a wedding party or a funeral, something Afghans have faced for years.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source:

We are surely at a new stage in the history of the imperial presidency when a president's team has collective pride in the new position of assassin-in-chief.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2012, Source:

The government is collecting more and more data on more and more Americans.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2012, Source:

Obama breaks new ground when it comes to war with Iran.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2012, Source:

The drone symbolizes a new kind of corporate-driven war that destroyed 200 years of American tradition

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012, Source:

"Winning" is a distant, long-faded fantasy, defeat a rising reality.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2012, Source:

There are few clear winners in modern American warfare -- except, that is, defense corporations.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2012, Source:

Make no mistake: we’re entering a new world of military planning. It won't make the Pentagon smaller, but it will change the nature of empire.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2012, Source:

Imagine that America's policy toward Iran were reversed; imagine Iranian commandoes on the U.S.-Mexico border. How would Americans react?

Posted on: Jan 17, 2012, Source:

In more than 50 years, America’s leaders have never made a move in Iran (or near it) that didn’t lead to unexpected and unpleasant blowback.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2012, Source:

Obama aims to create a neat, high-tech image of war, and act like everything is in control.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2012, Source:

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have not only drained American treasure, but exposed the relative helplessness of the "sole superpower."

Posted on: Dec 20, 2011, Source:

The drone increasingly looks less like a winning weapon than a machine for generating opposition and enemies.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2011, Source:

The protests around the world this year were preceded, in the last twenty years, by some very different kinds of occupations.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2011, Source:

The presidential campaign season keeps getting longer, and more expensive, allowing the uber-rich to effectively control our democracy.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2011, Source:

Why "What Is" Must Be Changed to "What If"