Tag: Tom Dispatch
Tom Engelhardt: Writing History Before It HappensMay 2015
Nine surefire future headlines from a bizarro American world.
Sandy Tolan: Flute at the Check PointMay 2015
The everyday politics of confinement and the power of music in Palestine.
Tom Engelhardt: Power DrainSeptember 2014
The mystery of the 21st century in a helter-skelter world.
Noam Chomsky: How Many Minutes to Midnight?August 2014
On the nuclear weapons era, or the true end of the beginning.
Tom Engelhardt: Documenting DarknessFebruary 2014
How a thug state operates.
Nick Turse: Misremembering America’s Wars, 2003-2053February 2014
After enough time, who still actually cares?
Peter Van Buren: Drone Killing the Fifth AmendmentFebruary 2014
How to build a post-Constitutional America one death at a time.
Greg Grandin: The Two Faces of EmpireJanuary 2014
From whales to seals, and now to dolphins, our insatiable appetite for power.
Jeremiah Goulka: Win Today, Lose TomorrowJanuary 2014
The USA: a country where, no matter your color, you are supposed to dress, act, and aspire to be white.
Nick Turse: America’s Black-Ops BlackoutJanuary 2014
Trying to calculate the man-years spent by Green Berets, Rangers, Navy SEALs, Special Operations Aviators, and Delta Force commandos all over the world.
Rebecca Solnit: The Arc of Justice and the Long RunDecember 2013
The future needs us.
Bill Moyers: The Great American Class WarDecember 2013
America's class war is telling the oldest story in the nation.
Peter Van Buren: Welcome to the Memory HoleDecember 2013
Why the NSA's reaction to Snowden hints at a future that is closer to 1984 than even Orwell could have imagined.
Tom Engelhardt: The American Way of MannersDecember 2013
Move over, Dear Abby. Colonel Manners answers your questions on the etiquette of war, nuclear threats, and civilian surveillance.
Todd Miller: Border Patrol InternationalNovember 2013
Entering an era where “homeland security” no longer stays in the homeland: it’s mobile, it’s rapid, and it's international.
Ann Jones: War WoundsNovember 2013
Wounded veterans face a long road to recovery.
Ann Jones: The Losers From Our Lost WarsNovember 2013
How the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan first silenced our soldiers and then defeated them.
Peter Van Buren: Ramblin’ ManNovember 2013
John Kerry is a figure of his times (and that's not a good thing).
Max Blumenthal: The Desert of Israeli DemocracyOctober 2013
Journey to the center of a refugee camp.
Pratap Chatterjee: The Data HackersOctober 2013
When the FBI hires hackers and hacking tools, it’s because they don’t have any other choice.
Rebecca Solnit: Bigger Than ThatOctober 2013
What happens when the weather morphs into man-made violence, becomes a terrorist?
Dilip Hiro: A World in Which No One Is Listening to the Planet’s Sole SuperpowerOctober 2013
Dilip Horo writes about America's impotence in front of the deepening quagmire in the Middle East.
Peter Van Buren: Edward Snowden’s Long FlightJuly 2013
What a whistleblower thinks a fellow whistleblower might have thought.
Chase Madar: How Dystopian Secrecy Contributes to Clueless WarsJune 2013
The future of U.S. security depends on freeing Bradley Manning, not punishing him.
Bill McKibben: Obama Versus PhysicsJanuary 2013
Why climate change won't wait for the president.
Rebecca Solnit: Men Explain Things to MeAugust 2012
Before there was mansplaining, there was Rebecca Solnit's 2008 critique of male arrogance. Reprinted here with a new introduction.
Tom Engelhardt: Praying at the Church of St. DroneJune 2012
An unprecedented expansion of authority has created a new role for the president: Assassin-in-Chief.
William D. Hartung: Throwing Money at the PentagonMarch 2012
A lesson in Republican math.
Barbara Ehrenreich: Rediscovering PovertyMarch 2012
How we cured the “culture of poverty” but not culture itself.