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Tom Engelhardt

Mapping a world from hell

US soldiers take cover behind a vehicle in Mosul, Iraq. Kieran Cuddihy – US Army / Flickr He left Air Force Two behind and, unannounced, “shrouded in secrecy,” flew on an unmarked C-17 transport plane into Bagram Air Base, the largest American garrison in Afghanistan. All news of his visit …

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The most dangerous man on Earth

Let’s start with the universe and work our way in. Who cares? Not them because as far as we know they aren’t there. As far as we know, no one exists in our galaxy or perhaps anywhere else but us (and the other creatures on this all-too-modest planet of ours). …

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