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The long-awaited final volume of Chalmers Johnson's bestselling Blowback trilogy confronts the overreaching of the American empire and the threat it poses to the republic.

In his prophetic book Blowback, Chalmers Johnson linked the CIA's clandestine activities abroad to disaster at home. In The Sorrows of Empire, he explored the ways in which the growth of American militarism and the garrisoning of the planet have jeopardized our stability. Now, in Nemesis, he shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and politically.

Delving into new areas — from plans to militarize outer space to Constitution-breaking presidential activities at home and the devastating corruption of a toothless Congress — Nemesis offers a striking description of the trap into which the dreams of America's leaders have taken us. Drawing comparisons to empires past, Johnson explores in vivid detail just what the unintended consequences of our dependence on a permanent war economy are likely to be. What does it mean when a nation's main intelligence organization becomes the president's secret army? Or when the globe's sole "hyperpower," no longer capable of paying for the vaulting ambitions of its leaders, becomes the greatest hyper-debtor of all times?

In his stunning conclusion, Johnson suggests that financial bankruptcy could herald the breakdown of constitutional government in America — a crisis that may ultimately prove to be the only path to a renewed nation.

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"[T]his book continues the author's broad condemnation of American foreign policy by warning of imminent constitutional and economic collapse." Booklist

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"Chalmers Johnson, a patriot who pulls no punches, has emerged as our most prescient critic of American empire and its pretensions. Nemesis is his fiercest book — and his best." Andrew J. Bacevich, author of The New American Militarism

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"A sobering read, though Johnson offers a solution to America's imperial woes: Follow Britain's lead and jettison both empire and the world-policeman role. Given the alternatives, it seems an idea worth exploring." Kirkus Reviews

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"The threat Johnson describes is not new....But detecting such a threat and fearing that it is out of control are always appropriate in our democracy.....Nemesis is good in sounding the alarm." San Diego Union-Tribune

Synopsis:

The long-awaited final volume of Johnson's bestselling trilogy — which began with Blowback and continued in The Sorrows of Empire shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and politically.

Synopsis:

The long-awaited final volume of Chalmers Johnson's bestselling

Blowback trilogy confronts the overreaching of the American empire and the threat it poses to the republic

In his prophetic book Blowback, Chalmers Johnson linked the CIA's clandestine activities abroad to disaster at home. In The Sorrows of Empire, he explored the ways in which the growth of American militarism and the garrisoning of the planet have jeopardized our stability. Now, in Nemesis, he shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and politically.

Delving into new areas--from plans to militarize outer space to Constitution-breaking presidential activities at home and the devastating corruption of a toothless Congress--Nemesis offers a striking description of the trap into which the dreams of America's leaders have taken us. Drawing comparisons to empires past, Johnson explores in vivid detail just what the unintended consequences of our dependence on a permanent war economy are likely to be. What does it mean when a nation's main intelligence organization becomes the president's secret army? Or when the globe's sole "hyperpower," no longer capable of paying for the vaulting ambitions of its leaders, becomes the greatest hyper-debtor of all times?

In his stunning conclusion, Johnson suggests that financial bankruptcy could herald the breakdown of constitutional government in America--a crisis that may ultimately prove to be the only path to a renewed nation.

Synopsis:

A New York Times bestseller, Nemesis is Chalmers Johnson's "fiercest book--and his best" (Andrew J. Bacevich)
 
In his prophetic book Blowback, Chalmers Johnson linked the CIA's clandestine activities abroad to disaster at home. In The Sorrows of Empire, he explored the ways in which the growth of American militarism and the garrisoning of the planet have jeopardized our stability. In Nemesis, the bestselling and final volume in what has become known as the Blowback Trilogy, he shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and politically.

 

Delving into new areas--from plans to militarize outer space to Constitution-breaking presidential activities at home and the devastating corruption of a toothless Congress--Nemesis offers a striking description of the trap into which the reckless ambitions of America's leaders have taken us. Johnson confronts questions of pressing urgency: What are the unintended consequences of our dependence on a permanent war economy? What does it mean when a nation's main intelligence organization becomes the president's secret army? Or when the globe's sole "hyperpower" becomes the greatest hyper-debtor of all times?

 

Writing "as if the very existence of the nation is at stake" (San Francisco Chronicle), Johnson offers his most "bracing" and "important" (Los Angeles Times) exploration of the crisis facing America.

About the Author

Chalmers Johnson, president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, is the author of the bestselling Blowback and The Sorrows of Empire. A frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, the London Review of Books, and The Nation, he appeared in the 2005 prizewinning documentary film Why We Fight. He lives near San Diego.

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lukas, October 22, 2008 (view all comments by lukas)
Named for the Greek goddess of divine retribution, "Nemesis" is the final volume of Johnson's Blowback trilogy. A devasting, trenchant, and intelligent critique of American foreign policy and executive hubris, this book is a crucial read, especially during election season. Drawing parallels with former imperial powers like the Roman and the British empire, Johnson drags into the cold light how our government-particularly the Bush administration-has arrogantly imposed our will on other countries, abused our military power, and run roughshod over international law, as well as our own Constitution. A sobering, damning, and essential book for our times.
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jemilm, February 20, 2007 (view all comments by jemilm)
Greetings,
I am living in Italy where thousands of people demonstrated against the enlargment of the American base in Italy.
What I understand from the synopsis is that the new empire have out smarted the earlier empires of Rome and Britain by expanding its hegomony in agreement with the ruling class of the colonized.I have learnt a lot
Thank you
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805079111
Subtitle:
The Last Days of the American Republic
Author:
Johnson, Chalmers
Publisher:
Metropolitan Books
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Military policy
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
United States Foreign relations 1989-
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security/International Security
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
American Empire Project
Publication Date:
20070206
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.06 x 5.36 x 1.035 in

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"Review" by , "[T]his book continues the author's broad condemnation of American foreign policy by warning of imminent constitutional and economic collapse."
"Review" by , "Chalmers Johnson, a patriot who pulls no punches, has emerged as our most prescient critic of American empire and its pretensions. Nemesis is his fiercest book — and his best."
"Review" by , "A sobering read, though Johnson offers a solution to America's imperial woes: Follow Britain's lead and jettison both empire and the world-policeman role. Given the alternatives, it seems an idea worth exploring."
"Review" by , "The threat Johnson describes is not new....But detecting such a threat and fearing that it is out of control are always appropriate in our democracy.....Nemesis is good in sounding the alarm."
"Synopsis" by , The long-awaited final volume of Johnson's bestselling trilogy — which began with Blowback and continued in The Sorrows of Empire shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and politically.
"Synopsis" by ,
The long-awaited final volume of Chalmers Johnson's bestselling

Blowback trilogy confronts the overreaching of the American empire and the threat it poses to the republic

In his prophetic book Blowback, Chalmers Johnson linked the CIA's clandestine activities abroad to disaster at home. In The Sorrows of Empire, he explored the ways in which the growth of American militarism and the garrisoning of the planet have jeopardized our stability. Now, in Nemesis, he shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and politically.

Delving into new areas--from plans to militarize outer space to Constitution-breaking presidential activities at home and the devastating corruption of a toothless Congress--Nemesis offers a striking description of the trap into which the dreams of America's leaders have taken us. Drawing comparisons to empires past, Johnson explores in vivid detail just what the unintended consequences of our dependence on a permanent war economy are likely to be. What does it mean when a nation's main intelligence organization becomes the president's secret army? Or when the globe's sole "hyperpower," no longer capable of paying for the vaulting ambitions of its leaders, becomes the greatest hyper-debtor of all times?

In his stunning conclusion, Johnson suggests that financial bankruptcy could herald the breakdown of constitutional government in America--a crisis that may ultimately prove to be the only path to a renewed nation.

"Synopsis" by ,
A New York Times bestseller, Nemesis is Chalmers Johnson's "fiercest book--and his best" (Andrew J. Bacevich)
 
In his prophetic book Blowback, Chalmers Johnson linked the CIA's clandestine activities abroad to disaster at home. In The Sorrows of Empire, he explored the ways in which the growth of American militarism and the garrisoning of the planet have jeopardized our stability. In Nemesis, the bestselling and final volume in what has become known as the Blowback Trilogy, he shows how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, both economically and politically.

 

Delving into new areas--from plans to militarize outer space to Constitution-breaking presidential activities at home and the devastating corruption of a toothless Congress--Nemesis offers a striking description of the trap into which the reckless ambitions of America's leaders have taken us. Johnson confronts questions of pressing urgency: What are the unintended consequences of our dependence on a permanent war economy? What does it mean when a nation's main intelligence organization becomes the president's secret army? Or when the globe's sole "hyperpower" becomes the greatest hyper-debtor of all times?

 

Writing "as if the very existence of the nation is at stake" (San Francisco Chronicle), Johnson offers his most "bracing" and "important" (Los Angeles Times) exploration of the crisis facing America.

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