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: May 12, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

America is addicted to military invasion despite mounting evidence that it doesn't work.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2016, Source: Tom Dispatch

Just not in the way you think.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

A story of obsession, addiction, and news.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2016, Source: Tom Dispatch

Are we in a new American world?

Posted on: Feb 28, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

Armed conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond hasn't brought anything close to lasting peace. Quite the opposite.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

“We Destroyed the Cities to Save Them” and other future headlines.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2016, Source: Tom Dispatch

ISIL is no joke, but its potential for destruction pales in comparison to the danger once posed by the Soviet Union.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

America and China may not have much of a planet left to rule.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

How to sort out a world of fear is the question and the conundrum for 2016 and beyond.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Donald Trump, mass shootings with an Islamic terrorist flavor, and the rise of the 'spectaculection.'

Posted on: Dec 6, 2015, Source: Tom Dispatch

Environmental changes are splintering the power structure.

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.