Tom Engelhardt
  • Programs: TomDispatch, Nation Books, Fellows

    Tom Engelhardt created and runs, 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
  • Power Drain
  • Mysteries of the twenty-first century in a helter skelter world.

  • The Guns of Folly
  • The geopolitical dreams of the Bush era are buried deep in the rubble of Iraq. Will the White House destabilize a terrible situation further? 

  • Knowledge Is Crime
  • Why kidnapping, torture, assassination, and perjury are no longer crimes in Washington.

  • The Bermuda Triangle of National Security
  • Isn’t there something strangely reassuring when your eyeballs are gripped by a “mystery” on the news that has no greater meaning and yet sweeps all else away?

  • The Inimitable Colonel Manners
  • Colonel Manners answers your questions on CIA practices, proper cyberwar behavior, and invasion etiquette. 

  • A New World Order?
  • What happened to war and the imperial drive to organize the planet? 

  • Documenting Darkness
  • Shadow government has conquered twenty-first-century Washington. 

  • The New Fundamentalists
  • Washington's national security state should be viewed as a remarkable failure. And yet, in faith-based terms, it couldn't be a greater success. 

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