The American Way of War: How Bush's Wars Became Obama's
    • The American Way of War: How Bush's War Became Obama's (2010) by Tom Engelhardt

Tom Engelhardt, creator of the vital website TomDispatch.com, takes a scalpel to the American urge to dominate the globe. Tracing developments from 9/11 to late last night, this is an unforgettable anatomy of a disaster that is yet to end.

Since 2001, Tom Engelhardt has written regular reports for his popular site TomDispatch that have provided badly needed insight into US militarism and its effects, both at home and abroad. When others were celebrating the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, he warned of the enormous dangers of both occupations.

In The American Way of War, Engelhardt documents Washington's ongoing commitment to military bases to preserve and extend its empire; reveals damning information about the American reliance on air power, at great cost to civilians in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan; and shows that the US empire has deep historical roots that precede the Bush administration and continue today in the presidency of Barack Obama.

    • Tom Engelhardt
    • Tom Engelhardt created and runs the TomDispatch website, a project of The Nation Institute. His most recent book is The American Way of War: How Bush's War Became Obama's. He is also the author of a history of American triumphalism in the Cold War, The End of Victory Culture, and of a novel, The Last Days...

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