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
  • 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. 

  • Tomgram: Engelhardt, Advice from the Colonel
  • We’ve called on an old and knowledgeable friend, Colonel Manners (ret.), whose experience in military and surveillance matters is evident from his impressive CV (unfortunately, a classified document). His assignment: to answer letters from Americans puzzled by the etiquette, manners, and language of the arcane national security world of Washington...

  • Tomgram: Michael T. Klare, 2040 or Bust
  • What sort of fabulous new energy systems will the world possess in 2040?  Which fuels will supply the bulk of our energy needs?  And how will that change the global energy equation, international politics, and the planet’s health?

  • Tomgram: Engelhardt, Alone and Delusional on Planet Earth
  • In an increasingly phantasmagorical world, here’s my present fantasy of choice: someone from General Keith Alexander’s outfit, the National Security Agency, tracks down H.G. Wells’s time machine in the attic of an old house in London...

  • Tomgram: Engelhardt, War Games
  • It was 1964, and in Vietnam thousands of American “advisers” were already offering up their know-how from helicopter seats or gun sights...

  • Tomgram: Engelhardt, Spying for Us
  • Hey, let’s talk spying!  In Surveillance America, this land of spookery we all now inhabit, what else is there to talk about?

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