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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.
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 28 days 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 months ago by D. Denton
This title and the other two books by the late Chalmers Johnson,which are known as his trilogy, pull no punches about the perils of United States actions and attitudes on the world... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sandra B. Sheldon
It's an important book. We really need folks to stop watching reality TV and start learning what's really happening in the world of finance/government.Published 10 months ago by ray piper
Wow, books like this remind us of how important and healthy it is to occasionally have your preconceived notions torn to shreds. Read morePublished 11 months ago by César Chávez
He is a scholar of East Asian economics and political science. I can't remember exactly what group he was asked to join but it was either the Pentagon, CIA or some other... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sharon C.