Dismantling the Empire by Chalmers Johnson audiobook

Dismantling the Empire: America’s Last Best Hope

By Chalmers Johnson
Read by Tom Weiner

Blackstone Publishing 9780805093032

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441761101

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Runtime: 5.52 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In his prophetic book Blowback, published before 9/11, Chalmers Johnson warned that our secret operations in Iraq and elsewhere around the globe would exact a price at home. Now, in a brilliant series of essays written over the last three years, Johnson measures that price and the resulting dangers America faces. Our reliance on Pentagon economics, a global empire of bases, and war without end is, he declares, nothing short of “a suicide option.”

Dismantling the Empire explores the subjects for which Johnson is now famous, from the origins of blowback to Barack Obama’s Afghanistan conundrum, including our inept spies, our bad behavior in other countries, our ill-fought wars, and our capitulation to a military that has taken ever more control of the federal budget. There is, he proposes, only one way out: President Obama must begin to dismantle the empire before the Pentagon dismantles the American Dream. If we do not learn from the fates of past empires, he suggests, our decline and fall are foreordained. This is Johnson at his best, delivering both a warning and an urgent prescription for a remedy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This timely book from accomplished historian Johnson (Blowback) collects previously published articles that make succinct, hard-hitting attacks on what the author perceives as America’s ruinous imperial follies. Johnson is especially critical of the US penchant for covert operations run by the CIA—‘the president’s private army’—and its enthrallment to what Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex…compellingly presented.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Chalmers Johnson

Author Bio: Chalmers Johnson

Chalmers Johnson, president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, is the author of the bestselling books Blowback, The Sorrows of Empire, and Nemesis, which make up his Blowback Trilogy. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, the London Review of Books, Harper’s Magazine, Nation, and TomDispatch.com. He lives near San Diego, California.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 5.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English