The Last Days of the American Republic
Product Number: EB00094659
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429904681
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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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 republic In 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.

Author(s): Chalmers Johnson
Original Publish Date: Feb 06, 2007

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Author(s): Chalmers Johnson
Narrator(s): Tom Weiner
Product Number Z100097163
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483050843

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