Tag Archives: pax americana

An American Century of Carnage: Measuring Violence in a Single Superpower World

Creating a capacity for violence greater than the world has ever seen is costly — and remunerative.

Tomgram | Nick Turse, Special Ops, Shadow Wars, and the Golden Age of the Gray Zone

The Year of the Commando:
U.S. Special Operations Forces Deploy to 138 Nations, 70% of the World’s Countries

Tomgram: Engelhardt, A New World Order?

Missing in Action . . . What Happened to War and the Imperial Drive to Organize the Planet?  By Tom Engelhardt  TomDispatch.com   March 2, 2014 There is, it seems, something new under the sun. Geopolitically speaking, when it comes to war and the imperial principle, we may be in uncharted territory.  Take a look around and […]

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Last Empire?

And Then There Was One>  Imperial Gigantism and the Decline of Planet Earth  By Tom Engelhardt  May 7, 2013  TomDispatch.com It stretched from the Caspian to the Baltic Sea, from the middle of Europe to the Kurile Islands in the Pacific, from Siberia to Central Asia.  Its nuclear arsenal held 45,000 warheads, and its military had five million troops under […]

Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, Hegemony and Its Dilemmas

Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, Hegemony and Its Dilemmas February 14, 2012   Tom Dispatch Back in May 2007, I stumbled across online sketches at the website of a Kansas architectural firm hired to build a monster U.S. embassy-cum-citadel-cum-Greater-Middle-Eastern command center on 104 acres in the middle of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.  They offered an artist’s impressions of what […]

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Lessons from Lost Wars in 2012

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Lessons from Lost Wars in 2012 Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 9:10am, January 3, 2012. [Note for TomDispatch Readers:  We’re back, ready to do our best to keep up with what’s certain to be a tumultuous 2012, starting with an assessment of America’s lost wars in the Greater Middle East.  By the way, I made an […]