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“Blowback is expansive thinking . . . a straight-talking analysis of America's global conduct during the Cold War and since, and what we're going to pay for it.” ―The Nation
“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
Chalmers Johnson, president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and The Nation. Author of the forthcoming The Sorrows of Empire, and numerous books on Japan and Asia, including MITI and the Japanese Miracle and Japan: Who Governs?, he lives in southern California.
Chalmers Johnson, like Andrew Bacevich, hits the proverbial nail on the head with their assessment of the actual cause and effect relationship between American militarism and the... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
I read this in 2000 right after it came out and have quoted it ever since. It may be polemical but at the same time Johnson lays out the "unintended consequences" of... Read morePublished 11 days ago by pugachev12
Everyone needs to read this. A real eye opener about how our Military works. Shocking actually. Johnson's writing style is very clear, systematic and easy to understand. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Ginger M.
This is the new agers ,for lack of a better definition, Bible.If you are researching the New Age movement, this book/manual was written by a prominent leader in the New Age... Read morePublished 3 months ago by We shall see.
I should have read this years ago. Some of this stuff is just incredible. How do we get ourselves so intertwined in so many world issues and just expect everyone to accept that we... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Scott Rudd
about what the u.s. armed forces do over seas and get away withPublished 5 months ago by t.j. matthews
An excellent primer on the US's Pacific empire. Professor Johnson's arguments are cogent and easily digestible, if not entirely pleasant to the taste. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christopher M. Howard