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 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.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: Haymarket Books

Not even the author of "1984" could have envisioned a world dominated by a single superpower.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

Back to that Hong Kong hotel room with Snowden.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

With its latest onslaught in Gaza, Israel may again be emboldening an enemy while creating worldwide sympathy for the Palestinians.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

Who rules Washington?

Posted on: Jul 13, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

The U.S. looks less like a functioning empire than an imperial basket case.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

And the consequences of our folly.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

In World War II soldiers were "dogfaces” or G.I. (government issue) Joes who saw the military as a grim necessity.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

The comparison between "green-on-blue" violence in Afghanistan and the recent Fort Hood shooting is not one the mainstream media is likely to make.