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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 

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Armed Violence in the Homeland

Our Jihadis and Theirs

The Real (Armed) Dangers of American Life
By Tom Engelhardt

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, The Theology of American National Security

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Tomgram: David Vine, "The Forgotten Costs of War in the Middle East"

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Tomgram: Jen Marlowe, "They Demolish and We Rebuild"

 There’s an ugliness to war beyond the ugly things war does. There are scars beyond the rough, imperfectly mended flesh of the gunshot wound, beyond the flashback, the startle reflex, the nightmare. War finds peculiar and heinous ways to distort lives, and when children are involved, it can mean a lifetime spent trying to recapture what was, to rebuild what never can be.

Tomgram: Alfred McCoy. Washington's Great Game and Why It's Failing

 It might have been the most influential single sentence of that era: “In these circumstances it is clear that the main element of any United States policy toward the Soviet Union must be that of long-term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies.” And it originated in an 8,000 word telegram — yes, in those days, unbelievably enough, there was no email, no Internet, no Snapchat, no Facebook — sent back to Washington in February 1946 by 

Tomgram: Nick Turse, My Very Own Veteran's Day

 [For TomDispatch Readers: As you read Nick Turse’s latest striking report from the front lines of chaos in Africa, don’t forget that, in return for a $100 contribution to this site, you can ge

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Going For Broke in Ponzi Scheme America

[Note to TomDispatch Readers: I’ve long had a weakness for commencement addresses, or at least for what they might be rather than what they usually are, which is why, I suppose, I’ve written them relatively regularly myself.

Barbara Myers: The Unknown Whistleblower

 

Barbara Myers: The Unknown Whistleblower

 

Michael Klare: Superpower in Distress

Think of this as a little imperial folly update -- and here's the backstory.  In the years after invading Iraq and disbanding Saddam Hussein’s military, the U.S.

John Feffer: Why the World is Becoming Un-Sweden

Today, TomDispatch regular John Feffer, the director of Foreign Policy In Focus, offers a cunning bow to the convergence theorists of the Cold War era, a crew of thinkers who imagined that someday the two superpowers would merge into one conglomerate creature in strangely upbeat ways.  In reality, as he points out, “convergence” (even in an era that lacks the Soviet Union) has turned out to be a dismally downbe

Dahr Jamail: The Navy's Great Alaskan "War"

It isn’t the best of times for the American Arctic and let me explain why.

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