Tom Engelhardt – Tomgram: Engelhardt, Will Trump Make 1984 Look Like a Nursery Tale?

[Note for TomDispatch Readers: It’s that moment when TomDispatch closes down until the New Year. Let me just remind all TD readers in this holiday season that, with the age of Trump just ahead, this site is digging in for the long haul. As a start, many thanks to all of you subscribers who responded in such a heartfelt manner to my recent note about TD’s needs and gave so generously. You’ve helped ensure that our voice will remain strong in 2017. For those of you who meant to donate but got swept away, or who follow TomDispatchbut aren’t subscribers, we still need help. Please visit our donation page, consider what you might give, and check out the signed, personalized books you could receive in return for a gift of $100 or more ($125 if you live outside the U.S.A.). That includes our newest Dispatch Book, John Feffer’s striking dystopian novel, Splinterlands, which offers an all-too-realistic look at the shattered world that might follow the age of Trump. Best news yet for us:Splinterlands is already in its second printing, undoubtedly in part because so many of you decided to buy it and give us a little helping hand. (Keep it up!)

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