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Tom Engelhardt: When Will Climate Change Become the Crucial Issue in American Elections?

We’re now on a tipping-point planet.

November 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: Burning Books (or Rather Book Companies)

Looking Back on My Years in — And out of — Publishing

September 28, 2022 · 5 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: Living in a Sci-fi World

Honestly, if you had described this America to me more than half a century ago, I would have laughed in your face.

August 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: The Decline and Fall of Everything (Including Me)

I find myself experiencing three versions of that ultimate story: that of my own fall; that of my country; and that of an increasingly overheating planet as a habitable place for us all.

August 15, 2022 · 3 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: Life in Hell

On the coming climate wars

July 9, 2022 · 4 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: A Duck-and-Cover World?

Welcome to the Ukraine Moment.

April 25, 2022 · 2 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: Cold War II or World War III?

Given our world, we should all probably be in the streets now. I mean, here we are heading into Cold War II, while facing the possibility of World War III on a planet that, thanks to the way we live and produce energy, is heading for hell.

March 18, 2022 · 2 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: My Life with Maus

Or How I Was Banned (Even If in a Second-Hand Way) by a Trumpian World

February 20, 2022 · 4 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: Welcome to the Martians!

Our World Is Increasingly Like a Science-Fiction Novel.

November 24, 2021 · 2 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: The Decline and Fall of the Roman… Whoops!… American Empire

What Really Matters in the U.S. of A.

September 8, 2021 · 2 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: Our Not-So-Slow-Motion Apocalypse

A heating planet is a danger, not in some distant time, but right now — yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

August 13, 2021 · 1 Comment

Tom Engelhardt: The Forbidden Word

Is America a Failed Empire?

July 28, 2021 · 1 Comment

Tom Engelhardt: Living on a Sci-Fi Planet

Who could have imagined that humanity would inherit the kinds of apocalyptic powers previously left to the gods or that, when we finally noticed them, we would prove eerily unable to respond?

July 2, 2021 · 4 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: Selling Death

Washington is complicit in the ravaging of Gaza in these last weeks, just as it has been in the devastation of Yemen.

May 26, 2021 · 1 Comment

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