Tom Engelhardt: Almost two decades of failing American wars across a startlingly large part of the planet and I’d like to know, for instance, who’s been fired for them? Who’s been impeached? Who’s even paying attention?
Tom Engelhardt: Australia may be the first time that the climate-change time-scape and human history have intersected in a way that truly mattered.
Tom Englehardt: After more than 18 years of what, once upon a time, would have been considered failure, tell me this: Is the Pentagon receiving more money or less?
Tom Englehardt: Over the three years of The Donald’s presidency, can’t you just feel that something has indeed been coming down, even as the media’s coverage once again narrowed to one strange man and his doings.
Tom Englehardt: What exactly are we at the end of now? It must be something, mustn’t it? 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)?
Tom Engelhardt: Who could have imagined that, no matter how he insulted them, the “fake news media” would focus on him and him alone, assigning reporters to cover him in hordes that had been inconceivable in the pre-rabbit-hole history of journalism? I
Tom Engelhardt: Brexit won’t just be an exit from the European Union but, for all intents and purposes, from history itself. It will mark the end of a century-long fall that will turn Britain back into a relatively inconsequential island kingdom.
Tom Engelhardt: Since 2001, the U.S. has succeeded in squandering staggering amounts of taxpayer dollars unsettling a vast swath of the planet, killing startling numbers of people who didn’t deserve to die.