In his prophetic book Blowback, Johnson linked the CIA's clandestine activities abroad to disaster at home. In The Sorrows of Empire, he explored how the growth of American militarism has jeopardized our security. Now, in Nemesis, he shows how American imperialism undermines the republic itself, both economically and politically. Drawing comparisons to empires past, Johnson explores in vivid detail the likely consequences of our dependence on a permanent war economy and what it will mean 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 time. In his stunning conclusion, Johnson suggests that the crisis of a financial breakdown could ultimately prove to be the only path to a renewed nation.
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by Chalmers Johnson
by Andrew J. Bacevich
by Noam Chomsky
by David Vine
by Mark Lawrence
by Val McDermid
by Brad Thor
by Kathleen Ernst
"We are, the author contends, headed for monumental economic disaster because of selfish, secret, and reckless military spending. As Johnson outlines the "dangerous path" the United States has forged., narrator Tom Weiner's steady, deep voice offers comfort to a rocky journey. The book's only flaw is the extent of the author's tangential explanations. But the gem is the section on the erosion of freedom of information. The author's theme is clear early on: "Imperialism requires that a . . . domestic democracy change into a domestic tyranny." Weiner's voice of reason resonates as listeners are left questioning our future. M.B. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"
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