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Now available in paperback, Chalmers Johnson's take-no-prisoners account of the consequences of American global policies, hailed as "brilliant and iconoclastic" (Los Angeles Times)The term "blowback," invented by the CIA, refers to the uninted consequences of American policies. In this incisive and controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the dangers faced by our overexted empire, which insists on projecting its military power to every corner of the earth and using American capital and markets to force global economic integration on its own terms. From a case of rape by U.S. servicemen in Okinawa to our role in Asia's financial crisis, from our early support for Saddam Hussein to our actions in the Balkans, Johnson reveals the ways in which our misguided policies are planting the seeds of future disaster.

In the wake of the Cold War, the United States has imprudently expanded the commitments it made over the previous forty years, argues Johnson. In Blowback, he issues a warning we would do well to consider: it is time for our empire to demobilize before our bills come due.

About the Author

Chalmers Johnson, president of the Japan Policy Research Institute and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego, has written numerous books on Japan and Asia, including Miti and the Japanese Miracle and Japan: Who Governs? He lives near San Diego.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805062397
Subtitle:
The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
Editor:
Shara, Kay
Author:
Johnson, Chalmers
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Foreign relations
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Intervention.
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political Freedom
Subject:
Security/Intelligence
Subject:
Intelligence & Espionage
Edition Number:
1st Owl Books ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
American Empire Project
Series Volume:
124-00
Publication Date:
20010123
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.29x5.50x.74 in. .55 lbs.

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