The Sorrows of Empire

[BOOKS] ✭ The Sorrows of Empire  ✯ Chalmers Johnson – Johndore.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 389 pages
  • The Sorrows of Empire
  • Chalmers Johnson
  • English
  • 04 August 2017
  • 0805077979

About the Author: Chalmers Johnson

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The Sorrows of Empire Impressive A Powerful Indictment Of U.S Military And Foreign Policy Los Angeles Times Book Review, Front PageIn The Years After The Soviet Union Imploded, The United States Was Described First As The Globe S Lone Superpower, Then As A Reluctant Sheriff, Next As The Indispensable Nation, And In The Wake Of 9 11, As A New Rome In This Important National Bestseller, Chalmers Johnson Thoroughly Explores The New Militarism That Is Transforming America And Compelling Us To Pick Up The Burden Of Empire.Recalling The Classic Warnings Against Militarism From George Washington S Farewell Address To Dwight Eisenhower S Denunciation Of The Military Industrial Complex Johnson Uncovers Its Roots Deep In Our Past Turning To The Present, He Maps America S Expanding Empire Of Military Bases And The Vast Web Of Services That Support Them He Offers A Vivid Look At The New Caste Of Professional Militarists Who Have Infiltrated Multiple Branches Of Government, Who Classify As Secret Everything They Do, And For Whom The Manipulation Of The Military Budget Is Of Vital Interest.Among Johnson S Provocative Conclusions Is That American Militarism Is Already Putting An End To The Age Of Globalization And Bankrupting The United States, Even As It Creates The Conditions For A New Century Of Virulent Blowback The Sorrows Of Empire Suggests That The Former American Republic Has Already Crossed Its Rubicon With The Pentagon In The Lead.

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10 thoughts on “The Sorrows of Empire

  1. Trevor says:

    The sorrows, indeed I ve finally gotten to listen to the second part of this fascinating trilogy and am now sorry that I listened to them out of order They are the kind of books that really do stay with you I ve given up hoping people will actually be able to do something about Neo colonialism, there is now, of course, no hope that things will change anytime soon The thing that amazes me is how self satisfied we tend to be about the suffering that happens in the world It is as if poverty wa The sorrows, indeed I ve finally gotten to listen to the second part of this fascinating trilogy and am now sorry that I listened to them out of order They are the kind of books that really do stay with you I ve given up hoping people will actually be able to do something about Neo colonialism, there is now, of course, no hope that things will change anytime soon The thing that amazes me is how self satisfied we tend to be about the suffering that happens in the world It is as if poverty was somehow something that could be just blamed on the poor bad decisions made in haste When, in fact, the continuation of poverty is as much a consequence of our actions as it is anything else This is something repeatedly shown in this book.This book is also a catalogue of the military bases the US controls around the world, the role they play in sustaining the American Empire and how and why they were acquired I...

  2. Patrick McCoy says:

    Chalmers Johnston s latest current affairs book, The Sorrows of Empire, is about American militarism and the secrecy surrounding it, as well as imperialism In the prologue he says If I overstate the threat, I am sure to be forgiven because future generations will be so glad I was wrong The danger I foresee is that the United States is embarked upon a path no unlike that of the former Soviet Union during the 1980s The USSR collapsed for three basic reasons internal economic contradictions dri Chalmers Johnston s latest current affairs b...

  3. Christopher says:

    A harsh and critical look at U.S foreign policy and current cultural atmosphere While much of Johnson s book seems like the unashamed, far left kooky America bashing, I believe that he has hit onto something that few Americans would like to admit that the presidency and the military exercise farpower in our country than is healthy for a democratic republic like ours For example, his two chapters titled The Institutions of American Militarism and Surrogate Soldiers and Private Mer A harsh and critical look at U.S foreign policy and current cultural atmosphere While much of Johnson s book seems like the unashamed, far left kooky America bashing, I believe that he has hit onto something that few Americans would like to admit that the presidency and the military exercise farpower in our country than is healthy for a democratic republic like ours For example, his two chapters titled The Institutions of American Militarism and Surrogate Soldiers and Private Mercenaries is so damning that you can only hope that it is not completely true Howe...

  4. David says:

    The recently deceased Chalmers Johnson was a former CIA man turned apostate from the American Imperial project This book is an account of the American Empire, its flaws and weaknesses It s rather well documented, to the point where one wants to skip some of the details Johnson also adopts, with the zeal of a convert, some of the nostrums of the Left.That said, this is a well documented and largely accurate account of where we are, which is in a very bad place We failed to take account of wha The recently deceased Chalmers Johnson was a former CIA man turned apostate from the American Imperial project This book is an account of the American Empire, its flaws and weaknesses It s rather well documented, to the point where one wants to skip some of the details Johnson also adopts, with the zeal of a convert, some of the nostrums of the Left.That said, this is a well documented and largely accurate account of where we are, which is in a very bad place We failed to take account of what the demise of the Soviet Union meant, and went on with the Nation...

  5. Jeff says:

    Bascially, this is a tedious argument for isolationism and unilateral withdrawal from the world, since we are at the heart of all the planet s problems at least according to Chalmers and that most of our problems stem from our military and the economic and political forces tied up in the military industrial complex The problem with the argument is not that one can t make a reasonable case for such a position it is that Chaulmers does not For example, he translates the global web of America Bascially, this is a tedious argument for isolationism and unilateral withdrawal from the world, since we are at the heart of all the planet s problems at least according to Chalmers and that most of our problems stem from our military and the economic and political forces tied up in the military industrial complex Th...

  6. Blrp says:

    Like the previous book, not all that focused on what the title describes It s basically a history of US military, imperialism, and militarism It often has a lot of unnecessary detail, and lacks a clear structure.66%

  7. Eric says:

    Amazing book about militarism in the United States You d think that after the U.s.s.r fell we d have spent less money on the military uh, no We have something like 1,000 military bases around the world where the laws of their locations do not apply The last two chapters are about economic Globalization in the 90 s and military globalization in this decade I never really understood the concept of globalization and why people rallied against it and the IMF and the world bank The last two ch Amazing book about militarism in the United States You d think that after the U.s.s.r fell we d have spent less money on the military uh, no We have something like 1,000 military bases around the world where the laws of their locations do not apply The last two chapters are about economic Globali...

  8. Cara says:

    This is one of the most depressing books I ve ever read Sorrows of Empire, indeed.

  9. Jon says:

    Lots of essential facts about the military expansion of the US empire, written by a former conservative turned anti imperialist.

  10. Andy says:

    I m not rating this because it seemed pretty boring to me, but it s 15 years old now.