"A real contribution to the study of the American empire of bases. . . This book is an antidote to parochialsim."-Truthdig
"Lutz makes a real contribution to the study of the American empire of bases."
-Chalmers Johnson at Truthdig.com
“Catherine Lutz’s The Bases of Empire is a must-read for every American and peace activist. . .Lutz does an extraordinary job distilling the history of U.S. bases and debunking common myths of why they’re needed.
"These fascinating case studies provide a powerful assessment of the worldwide network of U.S. military bases and the burgeoning anti-base campaign, and analyze the changing nature of empire building and the re-mapping of the sociopolitical terrain within the context of the 'global war on terror.' A major contribution to understanding the causes and consequences of U.S. military bases at home and abroad."