The long-awaited final volume of Chalmers Johnson's bestselling "Blowback" trilogy confronts the overreaching of the American empire and the threat it poses to the republicIn his prophetic book "Blowback," Chalmers Johnson linked the CIA's clandestine activities abroad to disaster at home. In The Sorrows of Empire, he explored the ways in which ...
The long-awaited final volume of Chalmers Johnson's bestselling "Blowback" trilogy confronts the overreaching of the American empire and the threat it poses to the republicIn his prophetic book "Blowback," Chalmers Johnson linked the CIA's clandestine activities abroad to disaster at home. In The Sorrows of Empire, he explored the ways in which the growth of American militarism and the garrisoning of the planet have jeopardized our stability. Now, in "Nemesis," he shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and politically.Delving into new areas--from plans to militarize outer space to Constitution-breaking presidential activities at home and the devastating corruption of a toothless Congress--"Nemesis" offers a striking description of the trap into which the dreams of America's leaders have taken us. Drawing comparisons to empires past, Johnson explores in vivid detail just what the unintended consequences of our dependence on a permanent war economy are likely to be. What does it mean when a nation's main intelligence organization becomes the president's secret army? Or when the globe's sole "hyperpower," no longer capable of paying for the vaulting ambitions of its leaders, becomes the greatest hyper-debtor of all times? In his stunning conclusion, Johnson suggests that financial bankruptcy could herald the breakdown of constitutional government in America--a crisis that may ultimately prove to be the only path to a renewed nation.
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Puts the current sorry state of America in proper perspective.
Apr 25, 2007
Read the other two in the trilogy
Chalmers Johnson should be required reading for anyone who plans to think about our foreign policy and the growth of the military since the Second World War. It's about time we started looking at ourselves as others see us. Sobering and challenging writing. Ignore it at your peril.
Apr 2, 2007
This book will give you everything you need to know about the state of our Democracy. Much detailed information about our interference in global situations for the last half century is included as a foundation for the author's premise. Don't read this if you don't want to know the truth about what the USA has been up to.
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