All Articles on Tom Engelhardt

By the time this crew is done, it may be nobody’s century.(Photo: Carlo Allegri/ Reuters) Views
Donald J. Trump as Osama bin Laden's Revenge
Murderous forever wars and a pandemic and president from hell.
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In some sense, President Trump has been exhibiting the sort of detachment from reality that American presidents and other officials did less openly in the Vietnam years.  And for this president, Covid-19 could indeed prove to be the disease version of a Vietnam War. (Photo: Getty) Views
Might the Coronavirus Be a Peacemaker?
Could a post-coronavirus planet be one on which the U.S. military and the national security state were no longer the sinkholes for endless trillions of taxpayer dollars that could have been spent so much more fruitfully elsewhere?
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After all—god save us—he might even find himself in the White House for a second term. (Photo: Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Views
The Trump Conundrum
Donald Trump is the fakest (and realest) news of all.
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A visitor waves a flag while listening to President Donald Trump deliver a speech at the Flight 93 National Memorial commemorating the 17th Anniversary of the crash of Flight 93 and the September 11th terrorist attacks on September 11, 2018 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The nation is marking the seventeenth anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, when the terrorist group al-Qaeda flew hijacked airplanes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing nearly 3,000 people. (Photo: Jeff Views
Is Donald Trump America's Second 9/11?
On the first 9/11, the greatest power in history struck out at the planet. The second time around, it seems to be preparing to strike out at itself.
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The shambling body of that president of ours—thanks to a set of media decisions about what truly draws eyeballs on this planet—simply blocks out much of the rest of the world, everything but HIM and anything or anyone faintly relevant to or associated with or ready to attack him and his strange imperial solar system. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)  Views
Which Witch Are We Witch Hunting?
What does the Trump phenomenon really represent? And far more important, what lurks behind all the attention paid to him (other, of course, than a climate-changed planet)?
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We are all hostages to the blunderer who would never have been in the White House if it weren’t for a country that had already auctioned off its political system to the highest bidders and its government to the national security state. (Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Views
Down the Rabbit Hole With Donald Trump
Donald in Blunderland: Living a mixed metaphor.
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From Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro to the CEOs of all those fossil-fuel companies, we’re still left with the pyromaniacs largely in charge. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Views
On the Precipice: The Collective Asteroid of Human History
Blind to our future fate and that of our children and grandchildren, humanity has been installing in power leaders who are the literal raw material for ensuring that the collective asteroid of human history will indeed be delivered.
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We are, in other words, already on a dystopian planet. (Photo Detail: Jim Bourg/Reuters, Paneikon) Views
2084: Is Donald Trump Big Brother?
Orwell revisited in the age of Trump
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If Donald Trump Is the Symptom... Then What’s the Disease?
In the context of both Trump change and climate change, we're obviously still awaiting our true transformative president, the one who is not a symptom of decline, but a factor in trying to right this country and the Earth before it's too late.
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In the end, Donald Trump clearly cares about nothing but himself (and perhaps his family as an extension of that self). (Photo: AP) Views
Donald Trump Naked as a Jaybird: The 47-Minute Presidency
The reign of King Toot
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