“Johnson is on to something . . . It is indeed a new post–Cold War ballgame, and Johnson’s warning, if it were heeded in Washington, would help keep America safe from the temptation of untrammeled power.” —Newsday
Setting aside Johnson's bias, the book has at least two other flaws.
This book will make you put it down for a while because you will wonder how stupid these guys we hire to run our country are.
Johnson argues that while most great powers exploit their empires, America, is actually exploited by its own.
I am shocked and ashamed at how much I haven't known about what the US has been doing in our name during my lifetime ... Read morePublished 5 months ago by norma trusiewicz
Shallow, sensationalistic, silly. No wonder it sold a million copies.Published 5 months ago by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman
This book, like other books by Chalmers Johnson is EXCELLENT. It details the effects of our policy of building an American empire and they ain't pretty! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Wally Emerson
It is in reading books like this one that we truly begin to learn and understand the workings of our foreign policy and how it affects the world and also US citizens at home. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Adele Roof
"This book is outstanding!" A must read! After reading Blowback, I can understand how certain events are taking place today? This book just makes sense of what the U.S. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book shows how stupid things done by the US government in other countries, many for no really good reason, irritate the people in those countries and they strike back in the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by it
If you really want to know what America is really about, read all of Chalmers Johnson's books. He explains in detail how we started our empire, how we got to the point where we are... Read morePublished 13 months ago by TopDownFit