Tom Engelhardt

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The Opposite Game: All the Strangeness of Our American World in One Article

Have you ever thought about just how strange this country's version of normal truly is? Let me make my point with a single, hardly noticed Washington Post news story that's been on my mind for a while. It represents the sort of reporting that, in our world, zips by with next to no reaction, despite the true weirdness buried in it.

When Was the Last Time You Visited Iraq?

It's true that I've never strolled down a street in Baghdad or Ramadi or Basra, armed or not, and that's a deficit, if you want to write about the American experience in Iraq.

Premature Withdrawal

We’ve now been at war with, or in, Iraq for almost 20 years, and intermittently at war in Afghanistan for 30 years.

The Imperial Unconscious

Predators, reapers, and imperial graveyards: Washington's language betrays its stubborn imperial ambitions.
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