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Entries by Tom Engelhardt from 08/2009

Forgettable Fire: On Not Remembering Hiroshima

| Posted 08.06.2009 | Healthy Living

As a young man, I had the Bomb on my brain. In my dreams, I could feel its searing heat and watch a mushroom cloud rise on the horizon. My dreams were nothing compared to those of America's top strategists.

Biking Out of Iraq

| Posted 08.13.2009 | Politics

Why are we in Iraq? Because we're there. Because the Iraqis need us. Because something terrible would happen if we left precipitously. So we still occupy Iraq and no one even asks why.

The Long, Slow Death of American Triumphalism

| Posted 08.26.2009 | Politics

Hollywood's products still rule the globe. Yet, in that international arena, American-style war, as in Iraq or Afghanistan, is a complete turn-off and real-world all-American triumph just doesn't fly anymore.