Tom Engelhardt

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Tom Engelhardt "created and runs the website, a project of The Nation Institute of which he is a Fellow. He is also consulting editor for Metropolitan Books and the co-founder of its American Empire Project series. He is the author of The End of Victory Culture, a history of American triumphalism in the cold war, and of a novel, The Last Days of Publishing, about a world he inhabited for thirty years. Each spring he is a Teaching Fellow at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley." [1]

" is the sideline that ate his life. Before that he worked as an editor at Pacific News Service in the early 1970s, and, these last three decades, as an editor in book publishing. For 15 years, he was Senior Editor at Pantheon Books where he edited and published award-winning works ranging from Art Spiegelman's Maus and John Dower's War Without Mercy to Eduardo Galeano's Memory of Fire trilogy. He is now Consulting Editor at Metropolitan Books, as well as co-founder and co-editor of Metropolitan's The American Empire Project. Many of the authors whose books he has edited and published over the years now write for He is married to Nancy J. Garrity, a therapist, and has two children, Maggie and Will." [1]

He was a founding member of the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars.


  • Harry Kreisler's interview, "Taking Back the Word", on the Conversations with History website.
  • Julian Brookes' interview, "Iraq, Bush, and Writing Long", on the Mother Jones website.
  • Nick Turse's two-part interview on the Tomdispatch website, "Reading the Imperial Press Front to Back" (part 1) and "On Not Packing Your Bag and Heading Home When Things Go Wrong" (part 2).

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  1. Tom Engelhardt,, accessed March 31, 2010.