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
  • 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...

  • A TomDispatch Holiday Thank You
  • Your generous contributions this holiday season have guaranteed TomDispatch another year of life.

  • Tomgram: Engelhardt, Doing Bin Laden's Bidding
  • Honestly, if there’s an afterlife, then the soul of Osama bin Laden, whose body was consignedto the waves by the U.S. Navy back in 2011, must be swimming happily with the dolphins and sharks...

  • Tomgram: Engelhardt, Welcome to the Post-American World
  • Let me try to get this straight: from the moment the Soviet Union imploded in 1991 until recently just about every politician and mainstream pundit in America assured us that we were the planet’s indispensable nation, the only truly exceptional one on this small orb of ours...

  • Tomgram: Engelhardt, Bombing the Rubble
  • You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of taking out a carefully identified and tracked human being just about anywhere on Earth; special operations raids so pinpoint-accurate that they would represent a triumph of modern military science...

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