Tomgram: Engelhardt, Washington’s No-Friends Franchise

How Not to Make Friends in the Greater Middle East Washington’s Singular Accomplishment By Tom Engelhardt Reprinted with permission of In the method, there is madness; in the comedy, nightmare; in the tragedy, farce. And despite everything, there’s still good news… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, War Fever Subsides in Washington

On the Mend? America Comes to Its Senses By Andrew J. Bacevich Reprinted with permission of At periodic intervals, the American body politic has shown a marked susceptibility to messianic fevers.  Whenever an especially acute attack occurs, a sort of delirium… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: William Astore, American Militarism Is Not A Fairy Tale

Siamese Twins Sharing the Same Brain How the Military and the Civilian Are Blurring in Washington By William J. Astore Reprinted with permission of I have a fairy tale for you.  Once upon a time, a representative democracy was established with… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: William Astore, A New Age of “Enlightened” War

The Crash and Burn of Old Regimes Washington Court Culture and Its Endless Wars By William J. Astore Reprinted with permission of The killing of Osama bin Laden, “a testament to the greatness of our country” according to President… Continue Reading  

Tomgram: Adam Hochschild, War Redux

Where Have All the Graveyards Gone? The War That Didn’t End War and Its Unending Successors By Adam Hochschild Reprinted with permission of What if, from the beginning, everyone killed in the Iraq and Afghan wars had been buried… Continue Reading