Tom Engelhardt with Jeremy Scahill


photo of Tom Engelhardt with Jeremy Scahill
Tom Engelhardt

Tom Engelhardt created and runs TomDispatch.com, a project of The Nation Institute, where he is a fellow. He is the author of The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s; The United...

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photo of Tom Engelhardt with Jeremy Scahill
Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill is an investigative reporter, war correspondent and author of the international bestselling books Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield and Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most...

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About this Event

Tom Engelhardt: The American Way of War (book cover)

Fear has a way of re-ordering human worlds. That only a relatively small number of determined fanatics with extraordinarily limited access to American soil keep Fear Inc. afloat should, by now, be obvious. What the fear machine produces is the dark underside of the charming Saul Steinberg New Yorker cover, “A View of the World from 9th Avenue,” in which Manhattan looms vast as the rest of the planet fades into near nothingness. When you see the world “from 9th Avenue,” or from an all-al-Qaeda-all-the-time “news” channel, you see it phantasmagorically. It’s out of all realistic shape and proportion, which means you naturally make stupid decisions. You become incapable of sorting out what matters and what doesn’t, what’s primary and what’s secondary. You become, in short, manipulable. This is our situation today.

From Fear, Inc. on TomDispatch.com

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Tom Engelhardt read from his work, then joined in conversation with Jeremy Scahill | Duration: 1:22:26

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Tom Engelhardt read from his work, introduction by Jeremy Scahill

Tom Engelhardt in conversation with Jeremy Scahill


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