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Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Vietnamization 2.0

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Tomgram: Nomi Prins, How Trump Became Trump and What That Means for the Rest of Us

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Superpower as Victim

Three Exceptional Facts About America
It’s Safe to Be Paranoid in the U.S.
By Tom Engelhardt

Tomgram: Greg Grandin, Henry of Arabia

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Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Secret War in 135 Countries

It was an impressive effort: a front-page New York Times story about a "new way of war" with the bylines of six reporters, and two more and a team of researchers cited at the end of the piece. "They have plotted deadly missions from secret bases in the badlands of Somalia. In Afghanistan, they have engaged in combat so intimate that they have emerged soaked in blood that was not their own.

Tomgram: Krushnic and King, The Corporate Nuclear Complex

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Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Flying the Unfriendly Skies of America

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Tomgram: John Feffer, The Star Trek Fallacy

We were both experiencing the Sixties, Captain Kirk and I.  Admittedly, I was still in the 1960s and the captain was somewhere in  the 2260s.

Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Maintaining American Supremacy in the Twenty-First Century

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Tomgram: David Vine, Our Base Nation

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Tomgram: Nick Turse, Nothing Succeeds Like Failure

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, Exceptional Pain Dispensed by the Indispensable Nation

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Tomgram: David Bromwich, The Neoconservative Empire Returns

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Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, Rogue States and Nuclear Dangers

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Tomgram: William Astore, Time to Hold Military Boots to the Fire

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, What It Means When You Kill People On the Other Side of the Planet and No One Notices

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Tomgram: Susan Southard, Under the Mushroom Cloud -- Nagasaki after Nuclear War

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Tomgram: Christian Appy, America's Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 Years Later

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Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, Washington and Tehran Come in From the Cold

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Tomgram: Eduardo Galeano, The Previous Sole Superpower

 Recently, Susan Bergholz, the devoted literary agent of the late Uruguayan writer and planetary great Eduardo Galeano, sent me this brief email: “A friend of Eduardo's and mine called yesterday to tell me, ‘Now we know where Eduardo went: he became pope!’” Somehow, that thought raised my spirits immeasurably.

Tomgram: Pepe Escobar, The Pivot to Eurasia

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, A Message in a Bottle from My Mother

Requiem for the Home Front
A Cheer for Irma the Caricaturist
By Tom Engelhardt

Tomgram: Max Blumenthal, The Next Gaza War

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Tomgram: Tim Weiner, The Nixon Legacy

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Tomgram: Pratap Chatterjee, No Lone Rangers in Drone Warfare

Since November 2002, when a CIA drone strike destroyed the SUV of “al-Qaeda's chief operative in Yemen,” Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi (“U.S.

Tomgram: Greg Grandin, How Endless War Helps Old Dixie Stay New

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Tomgram: Engelhardt, What Happened to War?

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Tomgram: William Astore, “Hi, I’m Uncle Sam and I’m a War-oholic”

It was the summer of 2002. The Bush administration’s top officials knew that they were going into Iraq in a big way. They were then in planning mode, but waiting until fall to launch their full-throttle campaign to persuade Congress and the American people to back them.

Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, What If There Is No Plan B for Iraq?

 On June 13th, Greg Jaffe and Missy Ryan of the Washington Post 

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