Tom Engelhardt

  • THe was “an ascetic who... usually eats just one meal a day, in the evening, to avoid sluggishness. He is known for operating on a few hours’ sleep and for running to and from work while listening to audio books on an iPod... [He has] an encyclopedic, even obsessive, knowledge about the ...

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  • THere’s the essence of it: you can trust America’s crème de la crème, the most elevated, responsible people, no matter what weapons, what powers, you put in their hands. No need to constantly look over ‘their’ shoulders. Placed in the hands of evildoers, those ...

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  • T He has few constraints (except those he’s internalised). No one can stop him or countermand his orders. He has a bevy of lawyers at his beck and call to explain the ‘legality’ of his actions. And if he cares to, he can send a robot assassin to kill you, whoever you are, no ...

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  • T In the American mind, if Apple made weapons, they would undoubtedly be drones, those remotely piloted planes getting such great press here. They have generally been greeted as if they were the sleekest of iPhones armed with missiles.When the first American drone assassins burst onto the global ...

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  • TIts time for Americans to take the war out of air war. These days, we need a new set of terms to explain what U.S. air power actually does. Start this way: American air superiority in any war the U.S. now fights is total. In fact, the last time American jets met enemy planes of any sort in any ...

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