Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire by Chalmers Johnson

By Chalmers Johnson

An explosive account of the resentments American guidelines are sowing all over the world and of the payback that might be our harvest within the twenty-first century.

Blowback, a time period invented through the CIA, refers back to the uninted outcomes of yank guidelines. during this sure-to-be-controversial booklet, Chalmers Johnson lays out in shiny aspect the hazards confronted by way of our overextended empire, which insists on projecting its army energy to each nook of the earth and utilizing American capital and markets to strength worldwide monetary integration by itself phrases. From a case of rape by way of U.S. servicemen in Okinawa to our position in Asia's monetary situation, from our early help for Saddam Hussein to our activities within the Balkans, Johnson finds the ways that our faulty rules are planting the seeds of destiny disaster.

In the wake of the chilly conflict, the USA has imprudently improved the commitments it remodeled the former 40 years, argues Johnson. In Blowback, he matters a caution we might do good to contemplate: it's time for our empire to demobilize prior to our accounts come due.

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