Tom Engelhardt
  • Programs: TomDispatch, Nation Books, Fellows

    Tom Engelhardt created and runs TomDispatch.com, a project of The Nation Institute, and is a fellow of the Institute. His most recent books are Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World; The United States of Fearand, with Nick Turse, Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050. 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 of Publishing, as well as a collection of his TomDispatch interviews, Mission Unaccomplished.   He is co-founder and co-editor of the American Empire Project book series at Metropolitan Books, where he is consulting editor.  

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Featured Work
  • Tomgram: Engelhardt, Overdosing in Twenty-First-Century America
  • When you think of addiction in America today, one thing comes to mind: the opioid epidemic. And it should. It’s serious. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, almost 64,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2016 (more than died in the Vietnam War), an average of 175 people a day. 

  • A Nation Unmade by War
  • America's unending wars have won nothing, all while contributing to a world more chaotic by the second.

  • Tomgram: Engelhardt, America Last?
  • The lessons of history? Who needs them? Certainly not Washington's present cast of characters, a crew in flight from history, the past, or knowledge of more or less any sort...

Featured Video
  • Tom Engelhardt on how Bush's wars became Obama's on Democracy Now!, June 18, 2010