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In Sorrows of Empire, Johnson discusses the roots of American militarism, the rise and extent of the military-industrial complex, and the close ties between arms industry executives and high-level politicians. He also looks closely at how the military has extended the boundaries of what constitutes national security in order to centralize intelligence agencies under their control and how statesmen have been replaced by career soldiers on the front lines of foreign policy--a shift that naturally increases the frequency with which we go to war.
Though his conclusions are sure to be controversial, Johnson is a skilled and experienced historian who backs up his claims with copious research and persuasive arguments. His important book adds much to a debate about the realities and direction of U.S. influence in the world. --Shawn Carkonen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I was fascinated by the title, and being a history buff and holding over 60 credit hous of history from college courses, I'd figure wby not and give it a read. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Former ZTE User
Well written expose of US ambition and
senseless investment of tax payer money in wet dreams!
I have known it for a long time that democracy is no longer alive. This author has put into writing and justified the path the U.S. Read morePublished 6 months ago by cami
informative, insights into the real reason wars are fought, and who really benefits. Troops are used as cannon fodder to further the gains of corporations under the guise of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
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
If you have doubts about how our gov't is viewed globally and can't understand why most of the globe fears us and hates.....read thisPublished 15 months ago by Ronald Abbott