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The United States of Fear


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1. Hiroshima Story 2. When Was the Last Time You Visited Iraq? Exporting American Democracy to the World 3. Believe It or Not (2010 Imperial Edition), U.S. War-Fighting Numbers to Knock Your Socks Off 4. Gods and Monsters, Fighting American Wars From On High 5. Yes We Could... Get Out! Why We Won't Leave Afghanistan or Iraq 6. Yawn... How Many Times Have You Seen This Headline? 7. Obama's Flailing Wars, A Study in BP-style Pragmatism 8. American Denial, Living in a Can't-Do Nation 9. Call the Politboro, We're in Trouble, Entering the Soviet Era in America 10. America Detached from War, Bush's Pilotless Dreams, Smoking Drones, and Other Strange Tales from the Crypt 11. Why Are We in Afghanistan? As Petraeus Takes Over, Could Success Be Worse than Failure? 12. The Opposites Game, All the Strangeness of Our American World in One Article 13. Whose Hands, Whose Blood? Killing Civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq! 14. What If Washington... Five Absurd Things That Simply Can't Happen in Wartime Washington 15. Will Our Generals Ever Shut Up? The Military's Media Megaphone and the U.S. Global Military Presence 16. The American Way of War Quiz, This Was the War Week That Was (Believe It or Not) 17. One and a Half Cheers for American Decline, The Future's Not Ours -- and That's Good News 18. The War Addicts, 2016 and Then Some 19. A World Made by War 20. Handicapping the Global Midterms, Winners and Losers 21. Ballot Box Blues, The Most Dispiriting Election of a Lifetime (Mine) 22. The Stimulus Package in Kabul, I Was Delusional - I Thought One Monster Embassy Was the End of It 23. How to Schedule a War, The Incredible, Shrinking Withdrawal Date 24. The National Security State Cops a Feel, Taking Off the Gloves (and Then Everything Else) 25. One November's Dead, The American War Dead Disappear Into the Darkness

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About the Author

Tom Engelhardt created and runs, a project of the Nation Institute where he is a Fellow. He is the author The American Way of War: How Bush's Wars Became Obama's, The End of Victory Culture, and of a novel, The Last Days of Publishing, as well as a collection of his Tomdispatch interviews, Mission Unaccomplished. Englehardt is also co-founder and co-editor of Metropolitan Books' The American Empire Project.

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