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Thomas E. Ricks


Born
in Beverly, Massachusetts, The United States
September 25, 1955


Thomas Edwin "Tom" Ricks (born September 25, 1955) is an American journalist who writes on defense topics. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter for the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. He writes a blog at ForeignPolicy.com and is a member of the Center for a New American Security, a defense policy think tank.

He lectures widely to the military and is a member of Harvard University's Senior Advisory Council on the Project on U.S. Civil-Military Relations. He has reported on military activities in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Ricks is author of five books: the bestselling Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq (2006), its follow-up The Gamble: General David
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Fiasco: The American Milita...

4.07 avg rating — 7,147 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Churchill and Orwell: The F...

4.06 avg rating — 4,698 ratings — published 2017 — 27 editions
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The Generals: American Mili...

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First Principles: What Amer...

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The Gamble: General David P...

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Making the Corps

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Waging a Good War: A Milita...

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A Soldier's Duty

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The Unraveling: An Update t...

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“Orwell saw that people might become slaves of the state, but he did not foresee that they might also become something else that would horrify him—products of corporations, data resources to be endlessly mined and peddled elsewhere.”
Thomas E Ricks, Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

“As Orwell once wrote, “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear”—most especially, for him, facts that they did not want to acknowledge.”
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“For democracies to thrive, the majority must respect the rights of minorities to dissent, loudly.”
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