Tom Engelhardt

Tom Engelhardt created and runs, a project of The Nation Institute where he is a Fellow. His next book, A Nation Unmade by War (Dispatch Books), will be published later this month.

A Permanent Military Empire A Permanent Military Empire

To mainstream media, the Bush Administration's full-scale garrisoning of Planet Earth is simply not a news story. But in Iraq beyond, America's empire of permanent bases grows at a...

Jun 8, 2007 / Feature / Tom Engelhardt

Colossus of Baghdad Colossus of Baghdad

As conditions worsen inside Baghdad's embattled Green Zone, construction continues on a grandiose US Embassy complex that mirrors Bush Administration delusions of a reordered Middl...

May 29, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Tom Engelhardt

Graduates, Close Your Eyes Graduates, Close Your Eyes

A passionate critic of the Iraq War has this advice for the Class of 2007: Be afraid. And look within for answers to all the problems you have inherited.

May 21, 2007 / Editorial / Tom Engelhardt

The Price of a Life The Price of a Life

Sure, the US government values the lives of innocents killed in combat. Just how much depends on whether they died in New York, Afghanistan or Iraq.

May 14, 2007 / Feature / Tom Engelhardt

Thelma and Louise Imperialism Thelma and Louise Imperialism

Are Bush and Cheney so wedded to their delusions that they might gun the car and head directly over the cliff in a confrontation with Iran?

Feb 14, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Tom Engelhardt

9/11 in a Movie-Made World 9/11 in a Movie-Made World

What if the Twin Towers hadn't collapsed? Would the Bush Administration have so easily advanced its fear-inspired "war on terror" without the images that played on a culture's secr...

Sep 10, 2006 / Feature / Tom Engelhardt

Can You Say ‘Permanent Bases’? Can You Say ‘Permanent Bases’?

Despite recent press visits, the building of bases in Iraq has not come under much scrutiny. If Congress and opposition Democrats continue to ignore the issue, there will be no wit...

Mar 9, 2006 / Feature / Tom Engelhardt

Connecting the Dots Connecting the Dots

Given the planetary reach (or do I mean grasp?) of George W.

Feb 10, 2005 / Editorial / Tom Engelhardt

The Cartography of Death The Cartography of Death

Certainly...get him hanged! Why not? Anything--anything can be done in this country. --Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness So here we are, barely into the next century, and...

Oct 5, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Tom Engelhardt