Peter Van Buren blew the whistle on State Department waste and mismanagement during the Iraqi reconstruction in his first book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People. A TomDispatch regular, he writes about current events at his blog, We Meant Well. His latest book is Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99Percent.
The military-industrial complex in Iraq
Radical Islam has proven, with Washington’s help, a worthy successor to the Soviet Union, a superb money-making...
Sad as it may be, the Ibrahim case is a fairly benign example of ordinary Washington practices in the post-9/11 era....
Welcome to the memory hole - disappearing Edward Snowden
What if Edward Snowden was made to disappear? Whistleblower Peter Van Buren examines how the control exerted by...
Welcome to post-Constitution America
What if your country begins to change and nobody notices? As the weaponry and technology of war came home, so did a...
Edward Snowden’s long flight: what a whistleblower thinks a fellow whistleblower might have thought
Here are five things that I imagine were on his mind (they would have been on mine) as that plane took off.